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Donnelly remains confident

“We’ve worked incredibly all week trying to find fine margins”

15 September 2019

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Gemma Donnelly expects another difficult game when Sheffield United Women visit Bamber Bridge on Sunday, (2pm).

It will be Rovers’ second Championship home game, having narrowly lost 1-0 to London Bees three weeks ago.

But the boss believes it’s only a matter of time before they get the first points on the board.

“We’ve worked incredibly all week trying to find the fine margins that may tip the game in our favour,” Donnelly said in her pre-match press conference.

“It will continue to be a huge learning curve being in this league for everyone involved, myself included.

“And it’s important that we remain upbeat and confident in our own ability to produce results. I’m absolutely positive that the tide will turn sooner rather than later.

“I hope it can be the day we finally start our points tally in the Championship.”

Former Rovers player Ali Johnson joined the Blades over the summer, alongside a host of new names, including Becky Flaherty and Ellie Fletcher on loan from Liverpool.

“We’re looking forward to another tough challenge from a vastly improved Sheffield United side.

“They’ve strengthened their squad having finished strongly in the back end of their first season in the Championship.

“Carla (Ward) has clearly invested wisely and brought in some very good playing talent.

We expect them to be physical, well drilled and have quality in abundance across many of the playing positions.

“Our strategy to nullify this is as always to play with heart, passion and desire.”

Tickets are available on the gate at Bamber Bridge this afternoon, priced at £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £2 for juniors ! 

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