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Millwall preview

30 November 2018

Carla Ward's Sheffield United women's team will be hoping to make it four wins from five at Millwall this weekend as we come towards the end of the first half of the FA Women's Championship season.

Goals from 16-year-old Izzy Ford on her first start for the club plus second half goals from Sophie Barker and Sophie Jones securing three points against Lewes in a 3-2 thriller.

It was the perfect response from the Blades to defeat at London Bees and also gave a chance for Ward to re-introduce Alethea Paul into the team after a spell out through injury.

This weekend's opponents Millwall are enduring a difficult season after losing the majority of both their playing and coaching staff in the summer and have only one point next to their name thanks to a draw against Crystal Palace.

Manager by former Arsenal development coach Chris Phillips and with former Arsenal first team manager Pedro Losa as Director of Football, the club has put faith in young players this season but are coming off the back of an 8-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend.

For United though it's all eyes on continuing a good run of form and building momentum with a result which could see the Blades jump up to the 5th in the Championship with one league game remaining before the winter break.

United will likely still be without Bex Rayner who went off injured at London Bees but Izzy Ford's Player of the Match display against Lewes will give Ward cause for comfort teamed with the return of former Manchester City youth product Paul.

The Blades have just one win on the road in the league this season but with confidence high Ward's side will be looking to make it two wins in a row back in London this weekend.

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