Taylor and Coombs buzzing for City v United derby

Gareth Taylor has told his players to ‘enjoy the experience’ of facing Manchester United in this weekend’s derby encounter.

We face our neighbours on Sunday, with a 12:30 (UK time) kick-off at the Etihad Stadium.

And Taylor wants his team to relish it all, with over 40,000+ fans expected on the day.

He said: "I think it’s a great occasion.

"We are going to go out and do our very best to be as effective as we can be.

"I think we need to enjoy the experience regardless of the way the game goes.

"We are in good form, good spirits, two good teams going up against each other.

"We want to try and finish the year on a good note. Obviously, we have another game afterwards just before the Christmas break.

"I think it’s great to play at the main stadium. We really enjoy playing at CFA. We have made that a really dominant ground for us. I think our win percentage is really, really high.

"This is a different experience for us. I think we will still look to use the advantage, being a home fixture. We are pleased to be here, pleased to see there are really good numbers and hopefully everyone enjoys the game."


Laura Coombs, meanwhile, says that the City v United fixture is one that the whole team is looking forward to.

She added: "I think it’s going to be brilliant. These are the weeks you really look forward to as a player.

"And the atmosphere home and away against United is always a feisty one. It always makes the start of the game really good.

"And yes it’s going to be a great day – a great day for spectators and for us as players as well.

"It’s what we all really look forward to. We have all been really looking forward to it, not just me but everyone in the squad, the young players and those who have been there and done it, everyone is really looking forward to this game."

Check out the press conference in the video player above.


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