HIBS LADIES manager Kevin Milne is confident that his side can continue their imperious cup form by winning the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup on Sunday.

The Edinburgh side take on their nearest rivals Glasgow City at Livingston’s Tony Macaroni Arena in the final game of the season and Milne is optimistic that his players will continue the incredible form they have shown in cup competitions in recent years, winning the League Cup for the past two seasons as well as last year’s Scottish Cup.

That they defeated City in each of those three cup competitions, including two finals, gives Milne the belief that his side can secure the cup double this weekend. “We are quietly optimistic," he said.

"Looking at previous cup finals we’ve played against Glasgow, especially the last two, we’ve beaten them twice so we need to take that confidence into the game on Sunday and hopefully we can win another trophy against them.

"We have the belief that we can go out there and win because the girls have done it before. We are quietly confident but we are under no illusions that it is going to be a very difficult game. At the same time though, we want to appreciate the occasion and the surroundings and go out there and give it everything. The girls are definitely ready for it."

Despite Hibs’ dominance over Glasgow City in the cups, their league record against their bitter rivals this season has been dismal, losing every time the teams have met in the SWPL.

Their most recent loss came two weeks ago, with Glasgow City’s 3-0 win securing the SWPL title, their eleventh in a row. It was a bitter blow for Hibs, who had been in the hunt for their first league title since 2007 for the duration of the season.

However, Milne is confident that his team will bounce back from that disappointment, with their poor league results against Glasgow not impacting on Hibs’ mindset on Sunday.

“This is a one- off game and with it being the big occasion, the adrenaline and the supporters - those factors will have an impact on the players and will raise them," he said.

"The bounce-back from last week was always going to be difficult but they’ve rolled their sleeves up and worked hard in training and they’ll be working hard again this week in training so they're really looking forward to the game.

"I think we are in a stronger position then we were a couple of weeks ago because in the last league game, we were missing a couple of important players but we’ve got them back now so we are definitely going in as a stronger team than we were two weeks ago.

"We have that incentive if you win this game, there is a trophy at the end of it. And the more support we can get at the game, the better it will be for us, I believe that we are definitely in with a massive shout on Sunday."

Milne is particularly keen to secure a win on Sunday as a victory would see him secure his first trophy with the club.

Former boss Chris Roberts, who departed Hibs to become Bristol City Ladies first team coach last month, won numerous trophies with the capital club and Milne is keen to build on the success that Roberts brought.

“It would be magnificent to get the win,” he said. “That was one of the things that made me want to come here was that you can win trophies.

"It would be fantastic to be a part of that on Sunday. Chris has obviously got them through the previous rounds of this competition so much more of the credit goes to him and the girls but for me to be a part of that this weekend would be absolutely incredible.”