Town Women Look To Move Level With Forest At League Summit.
Huddersfield Town Women welcome league leaders Nottingham Forest Women to the Stafflex Arena this Sunday.
The visitors sit top of the table after recording four wins and a draw from their opening five matches of the FA WNL season, but a win would see Town join them on thirteen points.
If Town do emerge victorious, they will move level with Forest at the summit unless Derby County beat Fylde FC at home. Although it is still very early on in the campaign, manager Jordan Wimpenny knows that it is a six-pointer
“In my opinion, Forest will be our toughest test yet. We have to understand that they are in the position they are in for a reason. With a lot of changes and signings made to their side, we know it will be a very important and competitive game.”
The Terriers go into the game on the back of three straight wins. After triumphing against Hull and Sunderland, a brace from Kate Mallin and goals from Brittany Sanderson and Sarah Danby saw the Terriers beat Middlesbrough 4-2 on Teesside last time out. Wimpenny is impressed with his team’s form
“Everyone wants to win football games. The team are showing good form and this is something we want to take forward with us in each game. The togetherness and belief is massively important for them to keep this going.
We were certainly challenged by ‘Boro and they were the better side in the first half, but we were able to adapt to the changes made we proved ourselves in the second half to take all 3 points which was vital for us based on how other games have been going.”
Forest beat Loughborough Foxes 7-0 last weekend and could hardly be in better shape after a strong summer transfer window, but Wimpenny is confident that the Terriers have what it takes to get the win.
“First of all, we must focus on our performance without the state of the league affecting us too much as it is still early in the season but, as we do for every game, we will plan and prepare to win.
I think how the group have adapted to change and applied themselves to that change with their current form as a group they have to believe in their potential of what they can achieve they are good players and sometimes need reminding of that.”
Substitutes making an impact off the bench has been a feature of Town’s attacking prowess thus far in 2020/21, and Wimpenny isn’t surprised by the whole squad’s desire and quality.
“We spoke a lot about this in preseason. We have a very strong squad, not just a strong starting XI.
We have experience and depth in our side which means we have players who can change the game when called upon and this is something we will look to do again at the right times in the game on Sunday against Forest.”
Preview by: Jack Walker