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We can't wait to get out there this weekend - Turner

Bristol City Women captain Millie Turner says it is surreal feeling that the time has finally come for the Vixens to make their return to WSL 1.

Turner, 21, joined the Vixens from Everton Ladies in January and has become a mainstay in the City Women starting 11 ever since.

Originating from Cheshire, the England age-grade player has international ambitions and hopes to fulfil those ambitions one day.

The Vixens open their campaign against Chelsea Ladies at Kingsmeadow on Sunday (12:30pm kick-off). The midfielder star is excited to be playing in front of the BBC Sport cameras, as the game is being streamed live online on the BBC Sport website.

She said: “Pre-season has been and gone and the season is finally here, me and the team can’t wait to put all of our hard work into action and really give it a good go this year.

“When I arrived here, I never ever dreamed I would have been selected to lead this team, but it is an absolute honour and I plan to do it justice. We had a really good leader in Hayley Ladd last year and I learnt a lot from her, so I am looking forward to maintaining the standards she set on a daily basis and putting my own spin on things.

“I won the Nordic Tournament with the England Under-23 side over the summer, the experiences I have had of international football I have had so far have given me real determination to make the Lionesses one day.

“Sunday is going to be a fantastic occasion with all of the coverage the game is going to get. There are big crowds expected at the game and also online, which is what we all dream of so me and the team are absolutely buzzing to get out there.”

Turner added that the squad are well aware of the threat that Chelsea will bring on Sunday: “They won the Spring Series for a reason, they are a really well drilled outfit.

“Any team that is led by Emma Hayes does the basics really well, we just have to be at them from the first whistle and believe in ourselves, if we do that there is no reason we can’t go there and get a positive result.”

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