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‘It’s going to be a great challenge’ - Oxtoby

Bristol City Women manager Tanya Oxtoby insists her side are ready for their ‘massive trip’ to the north east on Sunday to face Liverpool in their penultimate game of the FA Women’s Super League season.

City Women will be looking to cement fifth place in the FAWSL table when they travel to Prenton Park, as they look to complete the league double over Liverpool Women after they defeated Vicky Jepson’s side 2-1 at the SGS College Stoke Gifford Stadium back in November.

Oxtoby has hailed the hard work of the players and staff at the club which has allowed them to climb through the FA Women’s Super League ranks this season.

More to come

“I think if we sat down at the start of the season and thought we’d be in this position with two games to go I would of snapped your hand off.

“That’s credit to the players and the staff that have worked so hard considering where the foundations were when we came in and you haven’t seen the best of this group yet.

“That is a massive positive for us, what we have achieved in such a short space of time and we’ve only just scratched at the surface, so there are exciting times ahead.”

Great position

“We’ve got two games left and we’re in great position where we can shift our focus a little bit to the areas that we want to work on because of the position we’re in, in the league and all the girls are excited.

“It’s going to be a great challenge this weekend against Liverpool, who have got some pacey forward that can do damage on the break, so we’re really looking forward to it.”

Tough trip

“Liverpool, like I said, have got some very good players in their side and they can really hurt you in the transition.

“For us, I think it is a massive trip for us away on the day.

“We have performed really well against Everton and Man City on those longer trips, but it does take a lot out of the players so we’ve got to make sure we’re fully prepared and we know what we need to be doing.

“The girls are looking forward to it and so are the staff.”