Kerry Montgomery will come up against familiar opposition when Spartans visit Ravenscraig in SWPL Cup on Sunday.
The ‘Well captain enjoyed a successful time with the capital side between 2012 and 2015, winning the SWPL Player of the Year award in her final season.
Last season, Montgomery had the chance to come up against her former club in the semi-final of the SSE Scottish Cup and she again made a big impact, netting the second goal in an impressive 3-1 win for the women of steel.
It’s a game that she ranks as one of her favourites since joining the club in early 2018 and she is determined for a repeat showing when the two sides clash for a place in the last four.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” she said. “It should be competitive and a really good game to watch and be involved in.
“Spartans are always a tricky team to come up against, it was a club I played at previously so I know they’ll be very prepared for the match.
“I’m sure they’ll be looking for revenge after last years semi-final, we however have a completely different team from that match so will be a very different game from the last one.
“I’d love us to get through to the semi final in our first season in the top flight as a brand new team.
“It would be a brilliant achievement.
“I’m really proud to be a part of this group we have in just now, it’s a great bunch of hard working girls, eager to learn and become a name in this league.”
Motherwell have experienced a mixed start to life in the top flight of Scottish women’s football.
Four points from their opening four games mean they currently occupy fifth spot in the SWPL1 table.
Montgomery believes the start made has given the team a platform to build upon, but insists ‘Well will have to take some risks to book their place in the last four.
“Cup games are very different from league games,” she added. “We’re still building on our league performances and trying to cement our way of playing.
“In a quarter final cup match I think we’ll take a lot more risks and try new things.
“We have already shown this season that we can compete and everything we work on in training is coming together.”
Last week, ‘Well took a richly deserved share of the spoils when they came up against former boss Eddie Wolecki Black’s Celtic.
Much of the game took place in the middle of the park, with Montgomery playing a vital role.
The 30-year-old is relishing her role as club captain and is loving the challenges that come with top division football.
“The more of a challenge the more I know I need to lift my game,” she added. “I know the girls feed off of that too. So I made sure I left everything on the park in that game.
“It was a very good point away from home for us, but we need to push on now and find the cutting edge in the final third to take three points in big games.
“If Donald [Jennow] has the belief in me to let me wear the captains band then I know I need to prove every game that I’m willing to dig deep for the team and lead the very best I can.”