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Rovers ready for Forest encounter

“Stoke was just another game”

3 November 2018

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Rovers Ladies host Nottingham Forest Ladies on Sunday, looking to make it eight league wins from eight games.

The Blues are one of three clubs in the country to still maintain a 100% record.

Rovers are also the top scoring team, having found the net 37 times already this season.

Head Coach Amanda Goodwin was full of praise for the striker partnership of Natasha Flint and Saffron Jordan, who scored another five goals between them last weekend.

“I’d be frightened to play against those two. They are bagging goals and really working hard.”

Gemma Donnelly’s side come into the game off the back of a 6-1 victory over Stoke City Ladies.

“I’m glad to have earned a terrific result against a team we consider a threat,” Donnelly said.

“I think it shows how we have strengthened over the summer and how hard everyone is working to do as well as we can in this league.

“I can’t highlight anyone from last week as everyone played so well. Saffron Jordan got another hat-trick - but all of the players were outstanding.

“The result was a hard fought one despite what the scoreline suggests and I know the girls will be thrilled to have earned another three points. But that was just another game - now we focus on this week.”

And she is aware of the threat that Graham Abercrombie’s team pose: “A few seasons back Forest nullified our threats to get a draw which removed us from the title contention. That is forgotten but not forgiven.

“The girls should be focused and well drilled, thanks to Head Coach Amanda Goodwin, on how we get another win.

“We take each game as it comes. As cliché as it is, that’s how we operate and we never afford ourselves the luxury of thinking beyond this.

“Going under the radar is how we try and keep all of us in check.”

Donnelly has no fresh injury concerns and is boosted by the return of forward Bethany Donoghue.

You can see Rovers Ladies in action this Sunday at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, (kick off 2pm). 

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