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‘Opportunity to right some wrongs’ - Oxtoby

Tanya Oxtoby is looking for a reaction from her young group this weekend as Bristol City Women travel to Solihull Moors to take on Birmingham City on Sunday (2pm).

The Robins have an opportunity to bounce back this weekend from Monday night’s FA Cup defeat to Everton at Ashton Gate and the City Women boss has been pleased with how her side have trained in the build up to this weekend’s fixture. 

“We’re really disappointed with the result from Monday night, it wasn’t really indicative of a Bristol City performance. We gave up and our shape wasn’t there and we let those who showed up to support us down, so we’ve worked really hard on this week to make sure that we’re in the best shape possible to go and get a result on Sunday,” said Oxtoby. 

“We’ve got to right some wrongs on Sunday and hopefully the girls can put in a performance that will get us three points."

Oxtoby admits she was worried with how her young group would react after such defeat, but the boss insists the character of the group has remained strong. 

“The reaction has been really good from the group. Coming in after that result I was concerned where we would be at mentally, but the girls have been brilliant and took accountability in our meeting on Wednesday and training has been good in terms of the effort and application, which is all you can ask for as a coach.

“The group is still really together and they’re looking forward to getting back out on the pitch and showing what they’re capable of, because they’re disappointed with the collective display on Monday night. 

“Looking back there were things that we didn’t immediately take into account and didn’t plan for, such as losing Jas less than 24 hours before the game and then Gemma only ten minutes into the game. 

“For a young side those changes can be difficult, it’s something that you only deal with through experiences and this week we have now had a little bit more time with those players who were playing out of position and they now understand more of what we want from them.”


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