PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY – MATCH PREVIEW – Away to FC Utd of Manchester

Town Women face FC United of Manchester in pre-season fixture number four.

Huddersfield Town Women head to FC United of Manchester this Sunday on the back of three straight wins at the start of Jordan Wimpenny’s reign.

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After comfortable 6-0 and 2-1 wins over Chorley and Stockport respectively, the Terriers repeated the first scoreline at home to local rivals Bradford last time out, with Laura Elford bagging a first half hattrick.

Town’s no.10 notched again after the break, with Lucy Sowerby and Georgia Marshall also netting to complete the scoring.

“It’s good to see any player scoring freely,” Wimpenny says. “I want the players to play with fluidity and confidence, being able to believe in their own abilities and I’m sure this will contribute to Elfords performances as we look ahead to the next game.”

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Sunday’s opponents drew 1-1 with Sporting Khalsa Women in their last fixture courtesy of Jordon Bailey’s equaliser.

They’ve also announced that central defender Chelsea Patient will play for them again this season, so the manager knows it will be a good match this weekend.

“Each game throws up different problems we have a squad with a lot of depth and quality that we know we can deploy at any moment depending on how the game is going and what is in front of us.”

A win on Sunday would continue the gaffer’s 100% record at the club thus far and he’s confident of doing just that.

“I believe in the group we have a strong, experienced side who have made a good start to the preseason and this is something we will look to continue into the new season.

We demand a lot of each other and so far, the team has applied themselves very well in the games we have played.”

The development squad also continue their preparations for 2020/21 this weekend when they host Manchester United’s u21 side.

After a tough opening to pre-season, losing 5-0 against Ossett United’s first team, gaffer Lee Briggs is eager to put that result behind them with a positive response on Sunday.

“Last week’s result was tough to take, but we’ve put it to the back of our minds and had a positive week of training.

We know that Manchester United will be great opposition, so we’ve prepared well, but we have to focus on our performance and way of playing. Then the results will come.”

Preview by: Jack Walker

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