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Parris: We want to win the Spring Series

Nikita is focused

Nikita is focused

Nikita Parris says Man City Women are determined to retain their league crown.

The Blues notched their first win of the Spring Series with a five-goal thriller at Reading on Sunday to kickstart their title defence.

Parris played a key role, netting a brace, and hopes her side can build on that performance ahead of tonight’s trip to Bristol and Saturday’s FA Cup final.

She stated: “Everyone’s looking forward to the cup final but first, we have the game against Bristol which we want to win.

“We want to win the Spring Series. Confidence is high. 100%.

“We’ll look ahead to Bristol and then we’ll think about Birmingham and the FA Cup final.”

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Reflecting on her own performance at Adams Park, Parris expressed her pride.

“I always want to score goals – whether it’s for club or country – and get the win,” she declared.

“I thought we were dominant in the first half – we just didn’t put our chances away again.

“In the second half, it was a bit up and down. Between the 65 to 75 minute mark, they had us on the rack and they got the penalty.”

Parris also hailed the impact of Irish defender Megan Campbell, who was introduced from the bench and claimed two assists within minutes.

“We knew we had to stick together as a team and come through it,” she added.

“Megan came on, made a great contribution with her throws and won us the game.”

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The Blues, who kickstarted their Spring Series campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win at Reading, visit the Stoke Gifford Stadium for the second time this season, having triumphed there on their route to Wembley.

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Megan Campbell catapulted Man City Women to their first Spring Series victory… almost single-handedly!

With the Blues trailing 2-1 at Reading with 15 minutes to go, the Irish defender was introduced from the bench and turned the game on its head with two assists – both via her trademark long throws.

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Man City Women produced an incredible comeback to claim their first Spring Series win.

The Blues came from 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 at Reading, thanks to a Nikita Parris double and a header from substitute Jill Scott.