Team Muirhead Targeting Bronze At World Championships

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Scotland missed out in the Page 3v4 play-off match at the World Curling Championships in Beijing today, losing 8-5 to Sweden. The Scots will now face them again in the bronze medal match after the Swedes lost 9-3 to Russia in the semi final and Team Muirhead will be aiming for a different outcome against Anna Hasselborg’s rink this time around.

Speaking after the 3V4 game, Team Muirhead Coach Glenn Howard said;”I have to say it wasn’t our best performance, we didn’t bring our A game but that being said neither did Sweden.

“I was a little bit disappointed but the bottom line is we didn’t play our best, we lost that 3v4 game so we now have to refocus and get our stuff together for the bronze medal game tomorrow.

“We have had a terrific de-brief, talking about everything we need to and I was really impressed with the girls. I thought they were very open and honest and I think we have a great game plan going into the bronze medal match.”

Howard is keen that supporters get behind the team and watch the game online on the BBC.

“Everybody should get up in Great Britain at 3.00am on Sunday to watch this game because it is going to be a good one,” urged Howard.

“I am going to say we are aiming for a medal in this game and I am confident we can get a bronze medal for Scotland.”

That game will be followed by the final where Russia will face the Canada’s Team Homan who have been unbeaten throughout the tournament.

For results from the World Curling Federation please click here.

Photo: © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik 2017

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