October 7, 2020 by Stephen L Wright
Blues’ Boss Carla Ward sees this evening’s away Conti Cup game at Blackburn as “the perfect opportunity to rotate the squad.
The two teams sit second from the bottom in their respective leagues, with Blackburn having the advantage having won two of their three games. That said, they’ve had more goals scored against them. But Ward rates them: “[They] have a set way of playing that they have installed over the years. They are a tough team and we can’t underestimate them.” She does of course know their style well, having played against them during her time as coach of Sheffield United. That knowledge will have undoubtedly have helped form her game strategy.
This will be Blues’ third game in eleven days, yet they are ready for the challenge. Club Captain Becks Holloway said ‘Confidence is high [and Carla] believes in us as players. The focus is on us feeling confident and happy in playing and we want to go out, do the job and put on good performances. Her first thought is that she wants us to be happy more than anything.” And the fans would agree with that, particularly following Sunday’s game against Chelsea, when Blues’ did not disgrace themselves but showed a lot of character and commitment in face of a dominant opposition.
It will be interesting to see what Ward has decided in terms of who plays where. Sadly, that, and the game, will all be conveyed via Twitter (@BCFCwomen) as the FA does not stream Conti Cup games live. So, I’ll see you on the other side. Until then…