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Donnelly looking for a response

The Rovers boss looks ahead to the Ladies' final home game of 2019

5 December 2019

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Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly wants her side to put in an improved performance for the visit of London City Lionesses on Sunday, 2pm.

She felt the defeat at Leicester City was a missed opportunity and is targeting putting points on the board in this weekend's Championship clash.

“If we’re in full spirits and have a full strength squad, I believe we’re in a position to compete with any team in this league, Donnelly said pre-match.

“The lack of consistency in personnel has been a huge factor in our performances and if we can field a consistent starting 11, particularly at home, then I believe we will be able to offer some tough competition.”

Sunday’s game at Bamber Bridge will be the first ever meeting between the two sides, with the Lionesses having formed this summer following the split from Millwall.

And it won’t be an easy task against a London City side who sit fourth in the Championship table.

“They’ve had a fantastic start and why wouldn’t they when they’re in a position to secure some great playing talent and full-time contracts?

“So that’s something that we’re going to have to deal with.

“They will probably be fitter and sharper and more organised than we are given the amount of contact time they are able to spend with each other. However, we’ve encountered that already this season.

"I watched their game against Durham and they played some good football. I was surprised with the scoreline.

“Since then there’s been a change of manager and they’ve been able to pick up some hard fought results. So today we’re expecting a well-drilled and fit team.”

Tickets for the game are available to buy here. They are priced at £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £2 for juniors.


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