Glasgow City boss Scott Booth wants SWPL to do more to help clubs reach Champions League

Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth is calling for the Scottish Women's Premier League to do more to help clubs qualify for the Champions League.

Glasgow City manager Scott Booth is preparing his team to face Valur in Iceland. Victory would secure a place in the last 32 of the Champions League
Glasgow City manager Scott Booth is preparing his team to face Valur in Iceland. Victory would secure a place in the last 32 of the Champions League

His part-time team face Valur of Iceland in the second round of Women’s Champions League qualifying on Wednesday.

Booth's side reached the quarter-finals last season and will enter the last-32 alongside some of Europe's biggest clubs with victory in Reykjavik.

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However, City's head coach says they are in for a "tough test" against the Icelandic champions.

"[Valur] wouldn't have been my first pick out of the hat, that's for sure," Booth said. "They're an athletic, strong, quick side, which most Scandinavian sides are. They pose a real threat.

"If we put in a good performance, there's a good chance we can make it through, but we'll have to play at our best, that's for sure."

City, who progressed through the first qualifying round with a shoot-out success against Irish side Peamount United earlier this month, flew out on Tuesday, just 48 hours after a 3-2 league win over Hibernian.

"It's not an ideal situation, but our players are used to it," Booth said.

They've been doing it for years. I think, going forward, if we're going to have two teams in the Champions League potentially then it would be advantageous if the league were to give us a bit more time to prepare for those games.

"We want the Scottish teams to do well and have the coefficient raised so that it maybe makes it slightly easier to go longer in the tournament."