While speaking to the media ahead of our game against Everton, Hayes gave an update on the availability of Lauren James and Maren Mjelde, as well as revealing her plans for summer addition Aniek Nouwen.
She added: ‘We’re still taking our time with Lauren to get things right so there’s no timeline for that. With Maren, there is no timeline although I believe she will be back with the group this week.’
When asked about Blues defender Nouwen, Hayes added: ‘She’s been playing at a lower level with PSV. The Dutch league is a drop-off from here.
‘She’s been getting used to the tempo and the pace and as she stated in her interview, she’s already doing that.
‘She’s part of the squad. She’s just settling in having only been here a couple of weeks. I’m sure you will see plenty of her.’
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