Oxford United Women’s year ends with a trip to Plymouth Argyle this Sunday (2:30pm KO), as the U's look to end 2020 strongly before the Christmas break.
Manager Liam Gilbert spoke of maintaining a high work-rate ahead of Plymouth:
“The message that we’ll put to the players is to make sure we can be the best version of ourselves for the game. Talking to some of the players after last Sunday, there were bits which we were happy with, but there were also bits which we could do better. Now it’s all about making sure we apply ourselves better and work hard to implement that.
“I think one of the things which Sunday highlighted was how deep our squad is in terms of quality of players. To bring Daisy McLachlan, Georgia Brown and Lily Stevens off the bench and have them impact the game in different ways was brilliant, especially with Georgia getting an assist and Daisy getting a goal.
“We’ve looked at our footage back from the weekend and we’ll consider what Plymouth’s strengths and weaknesses are, put a game plan together and hopefully implement that at the weekend.”
Sunday’s game will be behind closed doors, meaning no tickets are available to fans.
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LAST TIME OUT
While United’s return to Women’s National League action saw goals from Carly Johns, Emily Allen and Daisy McLachlan to bring home the 3-1 win against Keynsham, our opponents fell to a 4-0 away defeat to Crawley Wasps last Sunday. Former-United midfielder Immy Lancaster kicked off the scoring for Crawley that day, with further goals coming from Charlotte Owen, Naomi Cole and Nikita Whinnett.
ONE TO WATCH: Katie Middleton
Plymouth Argyle Women legend and captain Katie Middleton has spent almost 20 years at the club, with the defender also spending time at Bristol City during her career. Scorer of Plymouth’s 100th goal in the club’s unbeaten 2017/18 season, Middleton proves to be an inspiration to young footballers in Devon.