Coombs confident she can improve working with Taylor

Laura Coombs believes Gareth Taylor can make her a better player as she hailed her relationship with the Manchester City boss.

The 30-year-old midfielder had to wait patiently for her opportunity during the former City striker’s first season in charge, but went on to feature 24 times in 2020-21, scoring three goals in an impressive spell before Christmas.


Coombs has started both of City’s opening games in the new campaign and admits she loves working with Taylor, a coach who has given her the confidence to go out and perform.

“I felt really good under Gaz since last pre-season,” she explained ahead of City’s Women’s Champions League fixture against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

“I just needed a chance to get a run of games. I got that and I felt really confident under him. I know what he expects of me, he makes it really clear and it makes it really easy to work with him.

“We have a good relationship and I think I can improve even more under him moving forward.”

Watch her full pre-match press conference in the video above.

Don’t miss the chance to witness our first home game of the new season in Wednesday’s home opener against Real Madrid. Tickets for the game are now on sale, while the clash is also available to watch live on CITY+.