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A good headache to have

“As our squad continues to grow there is increased competition for positions”

8 October 2019

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Gemma Donnelly says her players must be prepared to fight for their spots in the starting 11, as they search for their first win in the Women’s Championship.

Rovers are yet to pick up a point in the league, losing by one goal at home to London Bees and Sheffield United, followed by a narrow defeat on the road against Aston Villa.

Next they travel to high-flying Durham, who sit top of the table having won all four of their fixtures. 

“We knew it was going to be tough in this division,” the Rovers Ladies boss said.

“We accepted the challenge and I think we have been unfortunate in previous games by not coming away with something."

After bringing in two new faces last week and with players returning from injury, Donnelly has a bigger squad to pick from than at the start of the season.  

“As our squad continues to grow, there is increased competition for positions and it is upping the intensity of securing a starting place.

“This is a good headache to have because it means all the players are working hard to hold down a playing role.

“We’re in search of our first league points and it’s crucial to the players that we start to get some points on the board.”

Rovers are in Championship action on Sunday when they travel to face Durham at New Ferens Park, 12pm. Click here for ticket information.

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