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Women’s Scottish Cup final: Players ‘settled me’ – Jo Potter



Getting their hands on the trophy at the fourth time of asking wasn’t without it’s struggles, though.

Hearts had plans of spoiling the party and piling on the pressure heaped on Potter’s side from all avenues pre-match.

However, Rangers are a team who have rarely been flustered this season. They always seem to find a way.

It came from an unlikely source in Rachel McLauchlan, but magical strikes like it will be welcomed again.

The right-back admitted that her captain, Nicola Docherty, has been giving her tips on how to pull off such crackers.

The Scotland left-back is familiar with a special strike or two – but not so the Scottish Cup in Rangers’ colours. At Glasgow City, yes, but it’s the one that’s alluded her present club – until now.

“This group is special,” she said. “I love being part of the leadership group.

“I still get goose-bumps thinking about it [lifting a trophy with Rangers].

“I’ve been a Rangers fan since I was a young kid, so to have moments like this, it could bring a tear to my eye because I love this club and I love these people.”

As first seasons go in a new role, a new country, a cup double isn’t too shabby for Potter.

Her sights are on the big one, the league title, and the foundations are being built, but for now it’s about soaking in the celebrations.

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