Keira Walsh says she has been impressed with the impact of summer recruit Fillipa Angeldahl.

The Sweden international – an Olympic silver medallist at this year’s Games – has slotted into Gareth Taylor’s side seamlessly and already has ten appearances and two goals to her name for her new Club.

Always eager to improve, Swedish Midfielder of the Year nominee Angeldahl admits she could even have increased her goalscoring tally but Walsh says it is her Swedish counterpart’s overall gameplay that has generated the most significant contribution with her knowledge and understanding of the game an ‘underrated’ quality.


“I’ve been really impressed with Filippa,” the England international told

“She’s fitted in really well and she really complements the rest of the midfield with the way she plays.

“She keeps things simple and whoever she’s playing alongside – me, Caz Weir, Vicky Losada – she combines really well.

“All of the new girls are great – they all bring something different with lots of experience, like Olympics and World Cups – and if you really understand football, you understand what Filippa brings to the game.

“She does a lot of the work that goes unnoticed but she keeps the midfield ticking over.

“Although she’s still learning English, she understands the game so well and that comes out on the pitch.

“I think she’ll be one of those players who goes under the radar but she’s massively appreciated by the squad.”

Following another successful international break for our stars, in which both Walsh and Angeldahl starred, City return to domestic action on Sunday with a trip to Birmingham City – the first of three crucial games in a week.

Though Walsh admits her side have underachieved so far this season, she asserts the squad still have their sights set on silverware with the Continental Cup and 2021/22 FA Cup on the horizon.

“We have to move forward,” she said. “There’s still half a season to go.

“We still have a Champions League place to fight for, another FA Cup and the Continental Cup, which will always have a special place in this Club’s heart as the first trophy we won – and we were the underdogs then!

“We’ll try and bring that back to Manchester, as well as the FA Cup next year.

“All of the girls are solely focused on getting results. We know some of the performances haven’t been good enough – there’s no beating around the bush – but we have to focus on turning it around, putting in performances for the fans who turn up every week to support us.

“Hopefully, the results keep coming.”

City face Birmingham City on Sunday 12 December (14:00), Leicester on Wednesday 15 December (19:00) and Reading on Sunday 19 December (14:00).

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