Lauren Hemp has suffered a shoulder injury in training and will be out for up to six weeks.
The 19-year-old forward joined from Bristol City in the summer of 2018, just week after being named PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year.
And her first year at City saw her bag seven in 20 appearances, including the goal of the game in the FA Cup final.
Despite Hemp’s absence, Nick Cushing has named a strong side for today’s Women’s Super League derby against Manchester United.
The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium, with more than 30,000 tickets sold.
Team to face United
City: Roebuck, Mannion, Houghton, Bonner, Stokes, Scott, Walsh, Wullaert, Weir, Beckie, Stanway
Subs: Benameur, Coombs, Bremer, Toland, Park, Geum-Min, Fidalgo
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