Hibernian’s SWPL campaign kicks-off this afternoon with a game against Spartans at Ainslie Park which kicks off at 3:45pm.

One player desperate to get started with her Hibs’ career is Shannon McGregor, the attack-minded midfielder who joined from Aberdeen Ladies in December last year.

Having played against her new team mates for Aberdeen, Shannon is well aware of the talent at the club and she is determined to help bring in silverware.

 

Shannon told Hibernian Media: “It is amazing to know that the coaches have obviously been looking at me throughout the time that I’ve been playing for Aberdeen.

“There have been good times with Aberdeen and tough times as well, but I’ve still been able to prove myself as a player which is good, so it feels nice to know that I am wanted here at Hibs.”

 

“I think playing around good players like we have at Hibs will help to develop me as a player, and will also help to develop the team as well.

“My main strengths I would say are that I am quite determined as a player and I will battle until the end of the game and never give up.

“I also like to think that I’m quite fast as well, which is a good quality to have when you are playing in my position.

“Getting in-behind teams is a good threat, and Hibs have quite a lot of pace throughout the team, so that’s a positive.

“I am looking forward to getting started next season and playing for Hibs. I think we can push forward and continue to be successful.

“It is a challenge against every team, but Glasgow City is obviously the main challenge and I feel that both our sides have the best players in the league.

“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that I am going to be part of a team that are aiming to take the league title away from Glasgow City, who are a team that I looked up to when I was younger.

“Playing against teams like Glasgow City and Hibs last season were great for my experience, as I am a young player and still developing and trying to improve as an individual, but I feel ready to be part of the Hibs team that want to win the league.

“Coming up against Hibs, I know from experience that the side are really good at keeping possession I feel. They always look really fit and strong, and are incredible athletes, and are good on the ball as well.

“I remember playing against them and knowing that you can’t be scared because it is a game of football, but it was a good challenge and I am looking forward to being part of the team for the season ahead.”