Rangers: Rio Hardy Eyeing Champions League Redemption

Rangers forward Rio Hardy is gearing up for a shot at redemption in the Champions League, expressing her eagerness to face off against the top teams once more. The upcoming season marks the club’s return to the prestigious European competition, following their second-place finish in the SWPL. With prior Champions League experience from her time at Apollon Ladies, Hardy is determined to make her mark on the tournament.

“I am a winner, and I feel like I have some unfinished business in the Champions League,” stated Hardy. “I am eager to contribute as much as I can to the team and push ourselves further than before. Testing my abilities against the best in Europe is a challenge I am looking forward to.”

Joining Hardy in her quest for continental success is strike partner Kirsty Howat, who shares her excitement about the upcoming campaign. Having previously competed in the Champions League with Glasgow City, Howat is thrilled for the opportunity to showcase her skills alongside new teammates and coaching staff.

“The Champions League is a fantastic platform to compete on, and I am thrilled to be back in the mix,” Howat remarked. “Representing Rangers at this level is a huge honor, and I am fully committed to giving my all for the team. The prospect of challenging ourselves against top-tier opposition is incredibly motivating.”

As the new season approaches, both Hardy and Howat are focused on making a statement in the Champions League and taking Rangers to new heights in the competition. With their determination and experience, the duo is poised to play pivotal roles in the team’s European campaign, aiming for success on the continental stage.