Ahead of Bristol City’s clash with Manchester City on Thursday night, Millie Farrow has one message – bring on the best.
The Vixens have three home games remaining this season in the FA Women’s Super League 1 and are set to host the second-placed Citizens, table-toppers Chelsea and fourth-placed Arsenal between now and May 20. Willie Kirk’s side, who are ninth in the table during their first full season in the top tier, may look to be entering a tricky period but forward Farrow wouldn’t have it any other way.
“These are the games that everyone gets their hopes up for,” said the 21-year-old.
“Thursday is a huge game because they’re right at the top of the league and we’re right at the bottom – but I don’t think that means anything.
“I fancy our chances, definitely.
“We don’t change the way that we plan for whoever we’re playing against because it’s just another game at the end of the day.
“It’s a big badge and a big name but, for me, it’s just another gameday.
“We’ve just got to try and perform not let the label of Manchester City get in our heads, just because they’re a lot more experienced than us.
“I think we could be one of the teams that can cause an upset against them.
“Every gameday, we look to try and improve and learn, which is all we can do at the end of the day.
“It’s all about getting better every game and that’s what we’ve been doing.”
Farrow, who scored 11 goals during a loan spell from Chelsea as the Vixens clinched promotion from FA WSL 2 in 2016, joined the club permanently from the Blues in January.
She endured a lengthy spell of rehabilitation after rupturing an anterior cruciate knee ligament in April 2017, an injury that wrecked her chances of featuring in the FA WSL Spring Series during a planned second loan stint, and is enjoying making up for lost time.
Farrow, who has been capped by England at Under-23 level, said: “I’m just happy to be playing again and getting some minutes under my belt.
“I was injured for almost a year, so I feel free again.”
Wednesday 2 May – FA WSL 2 – Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall Lionesses (Cheshunt FC, 7.45)
Thursday 3 May – FA WSL 1 – Bristol City v Manchester City (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 7pm)
Sunday, May 6 – FA WSL 1 – Everton v Bristol City (Select Security Stadium, 12.30)
FA WSL 2 – Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford (Culver Road, 2pm)
Sheffield FC v Millwall Lionesses (Sheffield FC, 2pm)
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