As the FA Women’s Super League comes to a conclusion, Gareth Taylor spoke about the team’s mentality and detailed how long Chloe Kelly is expected to be out for.
Let’s dive in-
“It was obviously a blow we feared the worst when we saw the amount of pain Chloe was in,” Taylor reflected.
“I think it’s a real disappointing end to Chloe’s season after making such a massive impact for us, she’s consistently been one of the best players in the WSL this season.
“She’s been fairly positive, we’ve rallied around and given her the support, she’s due to have surgery fairly imminently which is great.
“She’s fairly level-headed in that respect and knows that unfortunately this can be common in the game and certainly ACL’s.
“I think it’s a good opportunity for her now to get really strong and come back really fit and healthy.
“We’ll have to manage in between but the girls have been really good around her and after her initial disappointment she’s taken it with a real positive mind.”
“I’ve enjoyed every minute and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved so far,” he reflected.
“It’s not in our hands on Sunday but the fact we’ve taken it to final game is a real positive.
“We’re gong into this game Sunday really ready to give it our very best, get the result we need and see what happens.
“That’s all we’ve done all season, we’ve taken it game by game, focused on that, not looked too far down the line.
“Sometimes when you start to worry about elsewhere and the next game you can lose track.
“We always try to focus on what we can affect and what we can determine, we’ll train tomorrow, travel down to Dagenham and get ready for Sunday’s game.”
“He’s done a really good job in settling the club, settling the league position.
“It was a bit of a mini league going on at the bottom for who was going to drop out, those situations are never easy, especially someone coming in from a different angle.
“Even in the game when we played each other, even though we were successful in that game with scoring and breaking through, they still came out and engaged us and made it difficult.
“We don’t expect it to be any different on Sunday.
“Knowing his personality a little bit, they’ll want to be successful and finish the season off properly, and rightly so.”
Kelly news is tragic, but a small chance of claiming title has to be invigorating. City will need all their power to come out on top and with a bit of luck could win the whole thing.
Time will tell. C’mon City!