Leicester City Women Football Club

Morgan: Second half of season, an exciting prospect

Heading into 2019, Leicester City Women sit 6th in the FA Women’s Championship having adapted well to life in a new division. Foxes Manager Jonathan Morgan is relishing the second half of the season with plenty still to be decided. 

  • The Foxes start 2019 with back-to-back home games against Lewes FC and Millwall Lionesses
  • Leicester City are currently sixth in the FA Women’s Championship, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United
  • Manager Jonathan Morgan is relishing the return of football following the winter break

Leicester City Women return to Farley Way Stadium tomorrow as Lewes FC travel to Quorn for the first game of 2019. The Foxes will be hoping to get off to a positive start to the year having dropped points during a difficult December.

Overall, Leicester’s first campaign in the FA Women’s Championship has been positive, with stand-out wins against Crystal Palace and Durham helping Morgan’s side to be challenging around the top-half of the table.

 “It’s been a pleasing transition into the Championship, there have been such highs already this season, most notably the victory away to Durham. The girls have worked hard this year.”

“I feel the second half of the season is something to be excited for as we are finally gelling as a squad and everybody is clear about the style we are looking to implement. The one factor we have come to quickly understand as this level is that every team is of good quality and you have to be consistently playing at your best to compete.”

Leicester and Lewes have met three times in the past two years, with each side winning a cup semi-final in previous seasons before the East-Sussex side won the first league meeting, 4-3, match back in September 2018.

“We felt that last time against Lewes we lost the game on our poor team ethic, not because of Lewes playing particularly well. For whatever reason, we capitulated as a team and a coaching set up.”

“We feel we have rectified those issues now. We intend to show Lewes what we are all about in tomorrow’s fixture. I know that if the girls step out on that pitch ready to play, we will give them an extremely competitive match.”

Lewes will arrive at Farley Way Stadium tomorrow, under the stewardship of new Manager Fran Alonso, who took charge of the Club in mid-December. Jonathan Morgan is fully aware how hard the side will work to impress their new boss and is expecting a tough prospect.

“It’s an old cliché, a new manager comes with a new style and a new approach. The players at Lewes will definitely be more buoyed up for this game as they are all starting from scratch and fighting to impress Fran.”

“Fran Alonso is a top coach, but we are more than prepared to expect the positive backlash that he will create at Lewes.”

Leicester City Women face back-to-back home games to start 2019 with Millwall Lionesses up next for the Foxes after Sunday’s game, tickets for both matches and all remaining home matches are on sale now.

“We always aim to win games. We put importance on every game and aim to come back with three points. It’s nice the fixtures have fallen our way for us at the start of the year, and we aim to take full advantage.”