Thursday 11 January 2018

SARGEANT DEMANDS MORE AHEAD OF BRISTOL CLASH

Meaghan Sargeant says Blues Ladies are ‘massively’ frustrated.

The Blues defender admits that the side’s results in the WSL 1 have not been good enough.

The girls face Bristol City Women in a re-arranged fixture on Sunday at Solihull Moors (2pm).

And they are targeting nothing but victory.

“We do need to start picking up points,” said Sargeant. “We have to put games to bed by taking our chances early.

“Hopefully we can rectify that and some of our performances on Sunday and show people what we are capable of.

“It has been massively frustrating for us. We haven’t been playing badly but it’s a case of not taking our chances, like I’ve said.

“We are a good team. We need to show it, we know that.

“You can’t win a game if you don’t score and there’s only so much defending you can do.

“On both side of things we have to start putting the goals away as well as keeping them out at the other end.”

Blues went down 3-0 at Sunderland Ladies last Saturday. Although the scoreline flattered the hosts – they got two late goals – it was another disappointment for Marc Skinner’s side.

It left them second from bottom of the table with just a solitary win to show for their efforts this campaign in the league.

“Sunderland wasn’t our best performance,” said Sargeant. “We have gone through it this week in training. We have had the chat.

“We really do need to start picking up points and working our way up the table.”

It has been well documented that Skinner has changed Blues style of play. That is not an issue, says Sargeant.

“The girls do understand what he’s wanting us to do, how he’s wanting us to play.

“We just need to execute it better.”

Blues, last year’s FA Cup finalists, were this week drawn away in the Fourth Round to Reading, the tie to be played on 4 February.

Sargeant commented: “Reading is always a challenge. It’s always a good game for us.

“We need to put Bristol away and the other league game before we start thinking about that.”

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