Gareth Taylor says he believes Jill Roord has the ability to be the best midfielder in the world.

The Dutch international joined the Club in the summer and has started the season in fine form, netting three goals in her first three Barclays Women’s Super League appearances.

Having already represented major clubs FC Twente, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Wolfsburg, the 26-year-old has been one of the finest midfielders in European football in recent years.

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Ahead of this weekend’s trip to second-placed Leicester, Taylor believes she can get even better.

“She has this sense of arriving in the right moment,” he said.

“She is really eager to learn. We brought her here knowing one of the best in that position in the world and we want to make her the best.

“There’s a long way to go but she has that willingness to learn and adapt.

“I have to give credit to the players and the environment here with allowing her to be herself. That’s really important.

“I’ve been really impressed with her.”

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Leicester v City app coverage

You can follow the 17:15 kick-off on Saturday 21 October via our Matchday Centre throughout the afternoon on and the official Man City app.

After the game, we will have a full match report and reaction from Gareth Taylor and a player.

Highlights and a full-match replay will follow at midday on Sunday 22 October.