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Gareth Taylor updates on injuries and more...

City women look to continue good league form after disappointing UWCL match.

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Manchester City face a game Reading side before a difficult UWCL return leg match next week. Gareth Taylor, City manager, spoke ahead of the FAWSL match and had much to say on injuries, UWCL match and much more.

Let’s dive in-

“We are probably looking between a two or three-week period minimum,” he revealed when facing the media ahead of Saturday’s WSL clash with Reading.

“I think it was just a combination of potential older injury and a nasty scrape down the achilles. But the good news now is she has seen a specialist who has confirmed that she is able to step things up now.

“That’s a real positive in her own mind that she can step forward in her rehabilitation.

“Steph has proven time and time again how important she is to this club both on and off the pitch. She’s a huge player for us and a big loss but the girls have coped and will continue to do that.

“Hopefully she’ll be back in the not too distant future and that’s something we’re really looking forward to.”

“Everyone looked good today, everyone looked fresh.

“It’s a quick turnaround in terms of the time between the games, (but) we’ll cope with that, no problem at all.

“Everyone is putting themselves forward to be ready. It’s a good game for us. We’ve been showing really good form in the league and we need to maintain that.