"I trust all the players to go into games and do a job." Hills

Karen Hills pre Lewes

Head Coach Karen Hills offers her thoughts ahead of Sunday's league meeting with Lewes at The Dripping Pan. 

Reflection on the 2-2 comeback draw against Blackburn Rovers:

"I think we have looked at that first half and we were disappointed, we are trying to scratch our heads a little bit about how we are conceding these goals in the first half. We are playing well and then obviously two good strikes to be fair, but I think we had to see a reaction in the second half and we definitely got that."

"Credit to the players I thought they came out in the second half and obviously firing on all cylinders and we took the game to them and I think the goals kicked us on."

The character of the players earn a point after going 2-0 down:

"That is what we ask for we look for that togetherness off the pitch and that will hopefully then be seen on the pitch where times are difficult and they have to help each other."

"We said we needed to run a little bit more, we needed to work a little bit harder together we need to still continue to have that belief, they have already experienced that this season when going behind against Sunderland and London City, and we knew we had the character, belief and the quality to be able to come back and thankfully we did."

"We got the draw still disappointed to concede two goals something that we are definitely looking at but we are hoping to kick on from here."

Praise on squad versatility:

"I trust all the players to go into games and do a job I think we have got some fantastic versatile players that can adapt to a situation if needed and that is what we recruited for in the off-season to make sure we had players that were flexible and adaptable because of the squad size that we started with we obviously have to recognise that that is going to happen within the season, I am more than comfortable for them to go in different positions because they have got the strength and the depth to do that."

Heidi Logan injury update:

"The squad is in good shape we are obviously disappointed to lose Heidi in the nature that we did a bit of a freak one for rolling on her shoulder we have looked at the scan and we seem to be in an alright place with it so it will not be too long before she is back up and doing what she does.

"Obviously that gave an opportunity to Tegan (McGowan) who took her chance really well and came on and impressed especially off the back of coming back from the international break. It is all about different players playing in different positions."

Looking ahead to Lewes on Sunday: 

"We have got a couple of other bodies back this week but we know going to Lewes is never going to be an easy ask and we found that out a couple of weeks ago, obviously, their results have probably not hit the heights that they wanted it to at this moment in time but we have got to make sure we go there in a positive way and continue with the successful league campaign that we have started."

"We looked at that game (Continental Cup defeat earlier in the season) and if you looked in the first half again we were completely in control for 43 minutes I think it was unfortunately an individual mistake and you are going in and your team talk is a little bit different at half time."

"I think that both goals that we conceded against Lewes were down to us and I think we recognise that and we know that we need to do better in those key moments but we have got one of the best goal-scoring league results at the moment so we have got to keep believing in that, but what we need to do is tidy up a little bit with those individual errors and make sure we can keep a clean sheet, if we keep a clean sheet then we have got the belief to go and score goals and to win games so, a little bit to do we worked really well in training this week and the players are excited to go to The Dripping Pan and to try and get the result that we know we can do."

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