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Manchester Metropolis host Studying within the WSL on Wednesday night as they appear to stretch their unbeaten run to fifteen matches in all competitions.
Having endured an damage hit begin to the season, Gareth Taylor’s facet are having fun with a advantageous run of type, and may transfer to inside two factors of rivals Manchester United within the WSL’s last Champions League spot with victory.
They face a Studying facet who’ve already efficiently upset the WSL’s elite this season, having overwhelmed league champions Chelsea in December. The Royals will transfer degree on factors with Metropolis with a win on Wednesday.
When is kick off? Wednesday 16 March, 19:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? Academy Stadium
TV channel/dwell stream? FA Participant (UK & worldwide)
Highlights? FA Participant, BBC Sport web site
Referee? Anthony Backhouse
Gareth Taylor confirmed that Ellie Roebuck is ‘completely advantageous’ after being changed within the second half of Sunday’s win at Tottenham. The goalkeeper suffered a blow to her shoulder in a collision with Ashleigh Neville, however Taylor admitted she was solely taken off as a precaution.
Ruby Mace is in rivalry to return for Metropolis. The younger centre-back has slotted seamlessly into the backline when referred to as upon this season, however has sat out her facet’s final three outings.
Vicky Losada stays sidelined, having picked up an damage throughout Metropolis’s Manchester derby victory within the FA Cup. Gareth Taylor confirmed the midfielder remains to be in a brace, however is hopeful she may make her return earlier than April’s worldwide break.
Steph Houghton, Esme Morgan and Chloe Kelly stay long run absentees, with the latter the closest to a return to motion.
Prime scorer Natasha Dowie missed Studying’s defeat to Manchester United via sickness, and is more likely to sit out once more on Wednesday night.
Amalie Eikeland was additionally absent for Saturday’s defeat and is a doubt for this journey.
Man Metropolis: Roebuck; Bronze, Greenwood, Kennedy, Stokes; Walsh, Weir, Stanway; Hemp, White, Park
Studying: Moloney; Bryson, Cooper, Evans, Woodham; Vanhaevermaet, Troelsgaard, Rowe, Harding; Harries, Rose
Studying had been adventurous throughout their defeat to Manchester United final day out however regarded susceptible throughout transitions, with their defence sliced open by the passing of Ella Toone and the pace of United on the counter.
Ought to Kelly Chambers’ facet arrange in an identical means at Metropolis on Wednesday, Caroline Weir and Keira Walsh may have a subject day sending Lauren Hemp scampering in behind the Studying backline, and Metropolis may run out snug winners.