Rangers Women forward Lizzie Arnot has scooped the Scottish Professional Female League One’s (SPFL1) December Player of the Month after a phenomenal four goals in two games.
The Scottish international, who joined the Blue Belles after leaving Manchester United, has been an asset to Rangers. She has scored seven goals already this term that have helped Malky Thomson’s side to the top of the league.
As part of an impressive month, Rangers defeated reigning champions Glasgow City in a 5-0 victory. This sent a warning throughout the league. As a result, Arnot is making sure the team’s feet stay firmly on the ground.
Speaking to Her Football Hub, Arnot said: “For us, it was always our aim to be competing at the top and to get a victory like that was special for us.
“But we know it’s only the halfway point. We just want to kick on from here.”
With Forfar and Hearts springing shock results recently, the 24-year-old knows Rangers.
“I think this year the league is more competitive. We’ve now played everyone and there hasn’t been any easy games, every team has presented their own challenge.”
Arnot was full of praise for “quality” new signings Rachel McLauchlan, Sam Kerr and Kirsty Howat in her morning press-conference, commenting: “They’ve really helped. They’ve really settled it quickly.
“Obviously it helps they’ve been playing with each other for a few seasons and played alongside us in the team already. A lot of us know them as people, so in terms of gelling – it hasn’t taken long at all.”
Looking to the future
Rangers will have to wait and see if they can strengthen their lead and maintain their place at the top of the SPFL1. All games are currently suspended after the announcement of the national lockdown. None the less, Arnot remains positive.
“It’s just taking each day at a time. Things are forever changing and we’re trying to stay positive where we can.”
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