Video: Fran Alonso Previews Celtic’s Crucial Sunday, ‘Big Name’ January signing’s ‘Good Grip’ on SWPL

Watch Celtic FC Women Manager Fran Alonso’s interview with Celtic TV ahead of this lunchtime’s vital match against Motherwell.

“I think we are playing better every week, I think we are in very good form and we will do our very best to keep our form on Sunday,” Alonso said, watch his interview below.

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Meanwhile Celtic’s ‘big name’ January signing Jacynta Galabadaarachchi is clearly beginning to enjoy life at Celtic. Jacynta is still waiting for her first goal For Celtic put has already contributed with a few assists, and the 19-year-old says she “feeling good” after picking up a slight injury, ahead of the visit of Motherwell this lunchtime.

“I’ve been enjoying it since I’ve got here and it’s good that we’ve been getting into a bit of a rhythm,” Jacynta told the official Celtic FC Women website. “The girls have been getting good game time after such a long time off, but I’ve been happy ever since I’ve joined and we’ve had a good couple of games so hopefully it keeps continuing on.

“I felt like I was getting into a good rhythm, but the injury kind of set me back a little bit because I didn’t get to play theRangers game which was upsetting, but we got the win that was good, but this week I feel like I’m really back to full fitness and I’m feeling a lot better.

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“I was a bit disappointed because I was feeling like I was part of the team and getting a feel for everything but these things happen. It’s not hurting anymore, so hopefully I can get back to assisting and hopefully scoring,” she the Celtic forward said.

Jacynta has certainly found her feet in the SWPL and reckons that the standard in Scotland is impressively high.

“I’ve got a good grip of what the league is like now; it’s aggressive and I’m enjoying it. With the Italian league and the Super League I’d say it’s quite similar and I can definitely see the potential in this league and I know from Fran that it’s getting better and better.

You don’t underestimate any team. We need to go into Motherwell with full focus and give it our best. Hopefully it’ll be a good game, but we focus on that game, and then the next, and the next and the next,” she added.

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