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‘We’re in a great place’ - Oxtoby

Oxtoby is delighted with how her side have progressed throughout the opening weeks of pre-season.

The City Women boss insists her side are in a ‘great place’ as they head into week four of pre-season and feels her summer additions have settled in well at the club and hit the ground running.

“We’re in a great place, especially when you compare it to last season, so it’s really exciting times, said Oxtoby.

“All the players have come together really nicely, we’ve kept the core of the squad and made some good additions, and they’ve been great so we’re looking forward to the next couple of weeks and getting the season started.”

“We’ve been in a great place where we can check and challenge each other, the players have checked us and we’ve done the same for them, so it’s exciting times. We’ve got a couple more weeks to get some more minutes in the legs and see how we progress.”

“We’ve bought in players that know the club inside and out, they know how we want to operate and that helps to share that load. I think it’s good thing for the younger players and it’s a great thing for the older players and we’ve got a really good combination going on at the moment.”

Tanya Oxtoby

City Women have made six additions to their squad so far this summer and Oxtoby believes the calibre of players that have been brought into the squad will help grow the pool of leaders within the ranks.

“I think we had a really young group last year and the weight of that burden took its toll towards the end of the year, so we’ve bought in a lot of experienced players.

“We’ve bought in players that know the club inside and out, they know how we want to operate and that helps to share that load. I think it’s good thing for the younger players and it’s a great thing for the older players and we’ve got a really good combination going on at the moment.”