Katey Turner believes the warm welcome from her new Motherwell team mates has allowed her to make an instant impact with the women of steel.
The former Hibs attacker came off the bench to set up the decisive goal in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup win over Spartans, before marking her league debut with a goal and two assists as ‘Well defeated Glasgow Girls 3-2.
Turner is now hoping to continue her excellent start when St Johnstone visit Braidhurst on Sunday for their final SWPL2 fixture of the season and has stressed the importance of the game in building her match sharpness.
“It’s been a really good first few weeks here,” she said. “The girls have been very welcoming and that’s made the transition easy.
“I hadn’t been in a team environment for a few months, but they’ve made me feel very comfortable.
“You can be as fit as you possibly can be, but match sharpness is a totally different ball game.
“I played the 90 minutes against Glasgow Girls and hopefully I can get more game time against St Johnstone.
“These games are going to be absolutely vital for me in building up my match fitness.
“My aim coming in was to make a positive impact, I’ve put as much effort in as possible and I think that’s paid off.”
Motherwell will have the opportunity to conclude what has been a fantastic league campaign in style when they host Saints on Sunday.
Donald Jennow’s side have an 18-point lead over nearest rivals Kilmarnock and have set a record SWPL 2 points total with one game to spare.
It’s an encounter that Turner believes will provide perfect preparation ahead of their Scottish Cup final clash with Hibs and insists it’s important that performance levels don’t drop.
“It’s absolutely vital that we go out and get the three points at the weekend,” the 20-year-old added.
“A good performance will stand us in good stead to go on and compete in the final, we’ve got to be ready to raise our levels, so we can go out and compete at the highest level.”
Having had three different spells with Hibs, Turner is well versed on the qualities the Edinburgh side possess.
She admits coming up against her former team mates is a challenge that excites her and an occasion where she is keen to show demonstrate her qualities.
“It’ll be a strange one, they were my last club before joining Motherwell and I know a lot of the girls really well,” said Turner.
“It’s all about going out there, trying to prove yourself and hopefully we can come out on top.
“The Scottish Cup final is the best we could have wished for and it’s very exciting for us all to be preparing to give it our best choice shot against Hibs.
“It would be great to have a big support and a good atmosphere for the final.
“The women’s game has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years and the media coverage has increased, there’s so many positives right now.”