quote feed-section sponsor-promos cf show linkedin dugout

Women's Team

Video 1 Gallery

Squad rotation will be key, says Cushing

PREVIEW: A word from Nick Cushing...

PREVIEW: A word from Nick Cushing...

Nick Cushing has stated that he will make full use of his squad for City’s midweek Continental Cup game.

The Blues take on Sheffield United in Group A on Wednesday 5 December, kick-off at 7pm GMT, following a comprehensive win over league leaders Arsenal at the weekend.

With another big FA Women’s Super League game against Birmingham just around the corner, Cushing plans to use his squad’s depth to his advantage against the Blades.

READ: McManus and Walsh hit City centuries

READ: Report | City 2-0 Arsenal

READ: Stanway | City have more to give

“We’ve almost had a perfect apprenticeship of playing midweek games, with two years of experience of playing three games per week,” Cushing explained. “It’s nothing new.

“It’s been a luxury to have five-day breaks and we’ve had the opportunity to train, coach and improve players.

“We’re seeing the results of that but we’ll just flip back to how we used to work and we’ll use the squad this week for sure, utilising players who haven’t had a lot of minutes.”

GOOD TO BE BACK:  Demi Stokes.

Highlights

Video

FA WSL Highlights: City 2-0 Arsenal

View original post

After reaching the final of the competition last season, Cushing is eager to press on in the Continental Cup, but states that his side can’t be complacent heading into the match.

“We have to prepare for Sheffield because we want to go far in that competition,” the City boss added.

“We always expect difficult games. A lot of people perceive that there is a big gap in quality between the top end and the bottom end of the FA Women’s Super League but look at the game we played against Yeovil – they’re a good team and they caused us a lot of problems.

“Look at previous results too. I constantly remind the team about London Bees’ victory over Chelsea in the Continental Cup – it can happen. We’ve all seen giant-killings.

“We have to play our game and do the right things to try and get the right result.”

Women's Team

Stanway: ‘Relentless’ City have more to give

Women's Match Report

Stanway brace downs Gunners as City push on in WSL

Women's Team

Keira Walsh and Abbie McManus hit City centuries

LIONESSES: Keira Walsh and Abbie McManus

Keira Walsh and Abbie McManus celebrated City milestones as the pair made their 100th Club appearances in the top-of-the-table triumph over Arsenal.

The midfielder and defender write their names into City history, as the Blues' sixth and seventh centurions...