She is easily identifiable by her long throw-ins. Many times those have given Manchester City women the advantage in games. But she has also been frequently injured. That has denied her the opportunity to make even more telling contributions to the team. Megan Campbell knows that and wants to change the narrative.
The Man City women left-back has been struggling with injury since January. She is currently recovering from a tendon surgery on her right foot and has expressed her desire to get back to full fitness and help the team. She is looking forward to a successful time under new manager Gareth Taylor.
“I don’t want to be known as the person who was always injured,” she said.
“I know I’ve got more about me as a player (than just throw-ins).
“I’ve had a rut of a time with injuries but I’m trying to get out of that now.
“Fingers crossed, I’m at the end of that stage and I can kick on.
“I don’t think I’m too old in terms of footballing years to be able to have a few more in my legs!”
Campbell recently signed a new contract with City women and will hope to replicate the kind of performance that saw her help City lift the FA Cup in 2017. The left-back provided two assists to help City down Birmingham 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. That was under former manager Nick Cushing.
But the 27-year-old is looking forward to time back on the pitch after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Women Super League was brought to an abrupt conclusion with City missing out on the title as a result. Campbell is dreaming of success under Taylor when the new season resumes.
“We’re really looking forward to the WSL season starting again, kicking on and seeing what Gareth is all about and having a positive outlook on this situation, bringing all that back into the new season.
“I’m buzzing to get back at City now,” she concluded.