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Hughes quickly settling into life at City

Bristol City Women’s newest recruit Elise Hughes has had a whirlwind of a first week in the West Country and has praised her new teammates and coaches for seamlessly easing her in.

Hughes arrived from the Toffees on Saturday and was thrust straight into the action on Sunday when she came on as a first half replacement in City Women’s 1-0 away victory over Manchester United and Wales international seems to have more than found her feet at the club in less than seven days.

“Considering I haven’t been here a week yet, it feels like I have been here for quite a while. I think I’ve settled in quite well and I think the girls have helped me with that and the staff because they’re easy to get along with, said Hughes.

“I think Tanya has got a lot to give to the team and a lot to teach me. I think she has been great so far, she’s so easy to get along with and all the girls really respect her and I want to join in on that.

“I came to play and staying in the league was a priority. I’d do anything now to help Bristol get where they should be,  where they deserve to be and not bottom of the table which helped with the win on Sunday.

“To get the first win in the first game was great. I feel like the girls really deserved it.

“Obviously I hadn’t been here very long but it sounded like they had a tough week in training which lead to the win at the weekend and I feel like there was a real togetherness in the team, which you could probably see in the last fifteen minutes of the game when everyone was pulling their weight and putting their bodies on the line.

“There are no easy game in any league or competition anymore, so when you’ve have your chances in front of goal and then do your best to keep it out at the other end and that’s what we did on Sunday.”

There is no let up in the schedule as City Women hit the road on Sunday to take on Chelsea and the eighteen-year-old is excited to test herself against one the top teams in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

“We haven’t had an easy run with obviously United away and now Chelsea away back to back, but we’ve proved we can take three points off United so we’ll do everything we can to try and get a result out of Chelsea as well.

“They’re a very good team in the league and it’s going to be a really tough challenge and none of the girls are shying away from that. Everyone is going to fight for each other and there is no pressure on the result.”


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