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“We’ve got to look forward” - Matthews

Bristol City Women centre-back Jas Matthews has urged her side to use the first half of the season as motivation as they return to action against Manchester United following the Barclays FAWSL winter break.

The Robins’ first outing of 2020 sees them travel to the North East for an historic fixture as the Robins take on the Red Devils for the first time in the club’s history and the City centre half insists her side are ready to go.

“The winter break came at a good time for the group. Everyone has gone away and had some time off, taken a break from football and has come back in ready to go, said Matthews.

“We’ve had a great intensity in training since coming back and we’re looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.

“We know this weekend’s game is going to be a tough fixture, they’re a good side and they got some results before Christmas, but hopefully we can put in a performance that we can be proud of and get something from the game.

“The back end of the season is going to be tough, we know we’re going to have to dig deep and battle for every point available, but as a group we firmly believe that we are up to the task."

Jas Matthews is in her ninth year at Bristol City (via JMPUK).

“One thing you’re always going to get here at Bristol City is togetherness. Results haven’t gone our way, but the spirit and character of the group to pick each other up and go again has been great.

“You often want to just to forget about bad results, but it’s difficult. We have to park it to some degree and then use it as motivation moving forward as we head into a New Year.”

Matthews has been regular starter for Oxtoby since her return from Liverpool this summer with the centre-back has putting in some top performances at the heart of the City defence.

“I’ve loved being back at the club, it’s home for me and it’s great to be a part of this group.

“I’ve got on the ball more this season as a centre half and it’s great for my growth as a player to try and pick out more passes with the way we’re looking to play. It’s my first season playing under Tanya and I feel I have learnt a lot from her adding to my overall game.”

Bristol City Women's next home game sees the Robins take on Liverpool Women on Sunday, January 19th (3pm) at the SGS College Stoke Gifford Stadium and supporters can purchase their tickets in advance at a discounted rate. 

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