Hayes ready for Reading

The Royals have recorded mixed results in their Women’s Super League campaign thus far, winning three, losing three and drawing four. The Blues boss has outlined her expectations and the threat our opposition may cause on Sunday but has insisted her squad will be ready for the encounter.

‘I have huge respect for Kelly Chambers and her staff and they’ve got quality throughout their ranks and good experience,’ noted Hayes.

‘They finished 2020 with a win against Brighton and they were unfortunate in the game before against Manchester United to not come away with something. They have found a formula which is working for them and it shows in recent performances.

‘I never underestimate them, they are one of the toughest teams to play in the league because they make the game difficult.

‘This is a team that in every turnover look to press the ball and regain possession quickly, so we know there isn’t going to be a lot of space but we will be prepared for it.’