On Wednesday, the UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 32 showdown between Hibernian Ladies and SK Slavia Praha will take place at Easter Road.
While Grant Scott and his squad are fully focused on Sunday’s SWPL game against Spartans, there’s real excitement ahead of the glamour game under the lights.
Captain Joelle Murray, is hoping that Hibernian supporters will pack out the stadium for the first leg
She told Hibernian TV: “The squad are all thoroughly looking forward to it. We know it’ll be a tough contest. Slavia Praha are sixth seeds in the competition, but I think it’s a test that we’re more than up to.
“I get goose bumps every time I come here, (to Easter Road) even if it’s just to watch the men’s team on a Saturday. To be able to walk out of that tunnel, it means to much to me and my family. They’re all proud Hibs fans so I’m sure they’ll be delighted to see me walk out of the tunnel on Wednesday evening.
“I think they’ll be a really tough, physical team who will be hard to break down. We’ve seen some footage and they’re pacey in the transition from defence to attack. The flip-side is that there are certain areas that we can exploit with our strengths.
“There are areas where we can take the game to them and they’re certainly not unbeatable. On our day we’re more than capable of scoring against anyone and that threat comes from all over the pitch. Hopefully we’ll see that on Wednesday.
“I’d say ‘come along’. If you’ve been along to one of our games then you’ll have seen that the quality is there. It’s a Champions League game under the lights at Easter Road, so whether you’re a Hibs fan or not, you’ll want to come along and experience that.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm and tickets are available now, priced at £10 for adults and £3 for concessions.