Blues look to burst some bubbles as Hammers visit
WEST Ham may be newcomers to the FA Women’s Super League but City manager Nick Cushing is expecting a tough challenge tomorrow.
The Blues showed their grit by coming back from two goals down to beat Birmingham City 3-2 last time out, after Abbie McManus’ calamitous own goal.
And following the international break, Cushing has pushed his side to continue their unbeaten start to the season against West Ham.
“It will be a difficult game, they are all difficult,” said Cushing. “Obviously West Ham are a new team and we don’t know a lot about them but we’ll do our homework.
“Any Matt Beard team is going to be a difficult team to play against, he’s a very experienced coach and he’s been successful in the league.
“We’ve had probably the busiest schedule out of anyone, seven games in 21 days and a lot of travel but it’s important for us to keep winning.”
Meanwhile, United Women will be hoping to kick on from their 0-0 draw with Durham when they face fellow unbeaten side, Charlton Athletic, at the Leigh Sports Village tomorrow.
United captain Alex Greenwood featured in both England fixtures this week as Phil Neville’s Lionesses beat Brazil and drew 1-1 with Australia, while Siobhan Chamberlain was an unused substitute in both fixtures.
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