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City’s Boss Gareth Taylor Hopes Cup final can Spark City trophy Spree

For us to win the trophy on Sunday would be amazing, it would be the biggest thing to happen in my premature coaching career.

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Gareth Taylor, City’s boss wants Sunday’s FA Cup final to be the launchpad for a trophy spree during his reign in the club.

Taylor will lead out City at Wembley against Everton eyeing his first piece of silverware, just months into the job.

The former Wales international who took the role in the summer and already has one taste of Wembley, when City were beaten by Chelsea in the Community Shield.

He is hoping his second visit to the national stadium can kick-start a glorious spell.

“It would mean everything, I feel so fortunate, I have not even hit double figures in games for the club yet and two of those games will be at Wembley Stadium.

“I am enormously grateful for that opportunity, it is something you want to get accustomed to being in cup finals, it is something that is the target for us.

“For us to win the trophy on Sunday would be amazing, it would be the biggest thing to happen in my premature coaching career.

“I feel like I am at the start of it, I am learning so much about the women’s game and enjoying many, many parts of it. Being in a cup final on Sunday and leading out the team is a hugely proud moment.”

City have endured an inconsistent start to the campaign, but are vying for five trophies this term, with Sunday’s showpiece final being carried over from last season.

“We have got the opportunity to win five trophies, two of them obviously two FA Cups, so we are trying to build a squad that are capable of winning on all fronts,” Taylor added.

“To do that will be very difficult. The level just seems to be improving. We want to be there, this is a great opportunity for us to build on last season. We are all excited and we just want to give that final push to make sure we bring that trophy home.”

Taylor has a strong squad to choose from, helped by England Lionessess’ game with Germany being called off on Tuesday.