Scottish Daily Mail



RANGERS teenager Emma Watson has set her sights on being back in action before the Women’s Scottish Cup final against Celtic at Hampden at the end of this month. The 17-year-old, nominated for the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award, underwent surgery this week to correct an arm fracture after playing in recent weeks with a cast. The break needed to be pinned, with Watson already looking at the fixtures across the next few weeks. ‘I broke my scaphoid and I had two bones that were overlappin­g,’ she said. ‘I needed a pin to go in and hold the bone in place. It was a quick surgery and a quick recovery and I hope that I will be back soon. ‘If all goes well I hope I will be back in the next week or two. I will be able to play with a lightweigh­t cast and we just need to make sure that there are no complicati­ons, but everything seems to be fine. ‘I am hoping to be back in time for the Scottish Cup final. It is such a big game and I would love to be able to get back on the pitch for that one.’ Watson has been an integral part of Malky Thomson’s side, with her performanc­es taking her into Pedro Martinez Losa’s Scotland squad. She netted a double on her first appearance at Hampden for the national side but has insisted that there is no let-up — on or off the pitch — in terms of working hard. ‘I think this season has already surpassed all my expectatio­ns,’ she said. ‘I didn’t imagine I would be in the Scotland senior team this season and I have learned so much from being involved in those camps. ‘I am using it to make sure I keep improving. ‘I have finished my exams now. I think they went well but it is a big relief that they are over with! I have finished school but I am going to do a finance and accountanc­y degree through the Open University. I like numbers and I would like to keep studying while also playing and training.’

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