Former double-winner, Shannon Todd, hopes to push Partick Thistle into top flight

Partick Thistle's Shannon Toidd
Shannon Todd in action for Spartans. (Photo: David Robertson / SWPL)

Shannon Todd, who won the double when at Hibernian, now hopes to help Partick Thistle Women gain promotion to the SBS SWPL 1. 

The 25-year-old midfielder, speaking to Josh Bunting of her return on loan to Firhill Stadium, said: “My move to Partick Thistle came about after a few approaches from the club during my time at Spartans. I’ve had a previous spell at Thistle and was in the squad that won promotion in 2016.”

Todd, who helped Hibernian to a league and cup double in 2014, said of her career highlight to date: “My favourite football memory is scoring my first goal for Hibs against Hearts in the Edinburgh derby. It’s something that will live with me for ever.”

On the most difficult opposing player she said: “The toughest opponent I’ve played against was Scotland and Manchester City midfielder Caroline Weir.”

On how she started playing football: “I got into playing football at a very young age, I was in a class of 24 boys and four girls at primary school and spent most break times kicking a foam ball about the playground with the boys in my class, and my journey began from there.”

SWPLCup Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock
SWPL Cup: Partick Thistle in action against Kilmarnock. (Photo: SWPL)

On the suspended campaign: “I hope the league is able to tie in with the men’s season and we can get a full season of fixtures played’, while her ambition for the season is simple: “I hope to win promotion with Partick Thistle to the SWPL 1.”

On Scotland’s development set-up: “I think the players coming through the youth system are at the higher level of talent each year and it strengthens each squad. With the matches now being shown on BBC Alba, it just shows how much the women’s game is growing in the country.”

Finally, on words for any such young stars she said: “My advice to upcoming players is to stick with it and not be afraid to go as far as you can.”

‘We were fifth with a lot of games in hand’ – Cheryl Anderson (Leyton Orient Women)

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