SWPL 1 title race 'going to be tight' - Scott Booth
Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth says his side are in a good position for "difficult" challenge
The SWPL 1 title race is “going to be tight” believes Glasgow City boss Scott Booth.
However, he says the 13-in-a-row champions are in a good position for a “difficult” challenge.
City are second only on goal difference behind Rangers, after restarting their campaign with a 3-0 win over Celtic followed by a 7-0 thumping of Forfar Farmington last weekend.
“It’s never been easy,” Booth says of the battle for the title over the years.
“For some seasons we’ve been six or eight points ahead, but generally speaking they’ve been tighter than that.
“It’s never been a no contest at all. For many years Hibs made sure of that.
“It’s become far more professional right through the league. Things are going to be tight.”
City lost 5-0 at home to Rangers before Christmas, but since then have signed players from all over the globe and his new-look squad have impressed.
“It was important to come back and to hit the ground running,” he said.
“The result against Celtic helped us do that and we carried that on into Forfar. They were two difficult games to come back in from being out in the cold.”
Motherwell visit Broadwood on Sunday in BBC Alba’s live match. The Lanarkshire side have lost their last two games 3-2 after losing manager Eddie Wolecki Black on the eve of the SWPL 1 return.
The clash is one of three in seven days, with two trips to the capital to take on Hibernian and Hearts coming.
“It’s hard if a player doesn’t play a lot of games and then you bring them in,” said Booth, who says the matches will offer more game time for some of the fringe players.
“It’s very difficult for them to be up to speed. That’s [spreading game time] one of the things we’ll use.
“There’s such fine lines between our squad. It’s very difficult for me to pick an 18 never mind a starting 11.”