Kirsty McGuinness looks ahead to tonight's League Cup Quarter-final

Posted : 30th May 2014

Ahead of tonight's League Cup Quarter-final tie between Linfield Ladies and Shankill Utd Predators at Rathmore Grammar School 3G pitch (KO 7.30pm) spoke to star striker Kirsty McGuinness.

"We're in a tough run of fixtures with tonight being our 2nd game out of 4 in an 8 day period but we will approach tonight's game with the same positive attitude as we show in every other game. We want to win tonight's game and maintain our recent good record in knock out competitions but Predators have a number of former Linfield players in their squad and they will make things very difficult for us.

We were all delighted with our 3-0 win on Wednesday night. Ballymena are a very good side and we found it hard to break them down last season but thankfully on Wednesday night, we were able to do that so all in all, it was a very pleasing and hard fought 3 points.

I thought all our players did really well on Wednesday. Nicole Graham has settled in well to our squad and I thought she took her goal really well early in the 2nd half. I found a bit of space on the wing and looked up and saw she was in a good position. Thankfully, I put in a good cross and she finished it really well to give us a vital 2-0 advantage, just when Ballymena were starting to get back into the game.

I was delighted to get our 3rd goal. I can't recall much about the build-up. I just remember running towards goal and all I kept saying to myself was 'get the ball in the net' and thankfully, I managed to do that.

Apart from winning, there's no better feeling than scoring, so I'm really pleased with my recent run of goals even though I maybe could have scored one or two more. I just hope the goalscoring and winning run can continue but we know we will just have to keep working really hard in every game.

We were all really annoyed when Lyndsay Corry had to come off injured at the end of Wednesday's game. It took the shine off our victory but hopefully, the injury won't be as bad as first feared. She's a real class player and she's got a great partnership and understanding with Ashley Hutton in the centre of defence."

Below - Kirsty McGuinness of Linfield Ladies FC

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