Norwich City ladies looking to start new year in style

Norwich City Ladies will be hoping for a win at Stevenage. Photo: Sonya Duncan

Norwich City Ladies will be hoping for a win at Stevenage. Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Norwich City Ladies first team coach Scott Emmerson is confident his side can start climbing the table.

The Canaries have endured a frustrating first half of the season and look set to play catch-up on their fixtures for the rest of the campaign.

But ahead of their clash at second-from-bottom Stevenage on Sunday he is confident morale hasn't been affected by their lowly position.

'We are confident we can climb the table – we've had a few players that have been carrying niggling injuries but I think we're over the worst of it,' he said.

'We need to get going with our matches now - it's been frustrating but the most important thing is that we keep picking up points.'

Norwich have drawn their last two games against AFC Wimbledon and Enfield in the league before Christmas and Emmerson hopes his side can shake off any festive rustiness going into the new year.

'We are desperate for the three points (at Stevenage) to pull away from the bottom and start to reel in a few of the teams above us.

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'There's a danger we could be a bit rusty after the Christmas period but Stevenage haven't had any games either.

'It will be whoever copes the best with that, that will take the points - hopefully it will be us. We had a good training session in the week so hopefully the girls will be ready.'

Emmerson is looking to Millie Davis to continue her comeback from injury on Sunday and believes the best is yet to come from the midfielder.

'We signed Millie from Lowestoft in the summer but she's only been able to play a couple of game for us due to a couple of injuries,' added Emmerson. 'But she has been looking really sharp of late though and I think there is more to come.'

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