LFC Ladies eager to get back to winning ways in Merseyside derby

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LFC Ladies will try to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Notts County as they play Everton Ladies in Continental Cup on Thursday evening.

WIDNES, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 26, 2015: Liverpool Ladies' manager Matt Beard before the FA Women's Super League match against Manchester City at the Halton Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Matt Beard’s side suffers with injury concerns over Asisat Oshoala, Satara Murray and Fara Williams who were forced to leave the pitch on Saturday.

There are also doubts over Corina Schroder’s fitness as she is still recovering from the injury and Beard looks to rotate his squad against Everton as the team faces a tough away trip to Birmingham on Sunday.

The LFC Ladies manager admitted that the sloppy start was the main issue over Saturday’s defeat and, despite Everton playing in WSL2, he expects a tough challenge from the hosts. Beard insists that they will do their best to try and win the game.

It is also a great occasion for him to get a chance to the players returning from the injuries to get some more minutes to return to their best form.

A positive side for LFC Ladies was the new signing Rosie White getting her fist goal in a red shirt on her full debut and a great display from 16-year-old development squad player Maz Pacheco who replaced injured Schroder.

Beard stressed the importance of White’s goal which was a positive factor in Ladies’ dressing room and the manager believes that New Zealand international will be a good addition to the team once she will know the team and the style of play.

The Merseyside Ladies derby kicks off at 7.30pm at Select Security Stadium in Widnes. Tickets: £4 adults, £2 children/OAP’s.

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