Ewe Rams Skipper Excited Ahead of Hawthorns Trip
Article written by University of Derby Football Journalism Student Joshua Fletcher
Derby Women’s captain Hannah Ward has spoken of her excitement ahead of the game at The Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion Women.
Despite sitting at the top of the league, the Ewe Rams are fully aware of the strength of a revitalised West Brom Women under former boss Jenny Sugarman and go into the game hoping to carry forward last week's momentum.
Ward said "Last Sunday’s win against Hull was important to regain momentum, as “results and performance are massive” in the run in to the end of the season, improving over recent weeks and building ‘consistency”.
The Rams now visit West Brom this weekend, with the game to be played at the Hawthorns’, something Ward is excited about, both as a player and also for the development of the game. “It’s a testament to the way the Women’s game is going that more and more games are being played at the men’s’ stadiums.”
Derby have experience playing at these types of grounds, “we have been very lucky to play a few games at Pride Park… and this season at the City Ground”. These experiences are great to show the young players where the game is going, and “where they could be in a few years’ time”.
The return fixture against biggest rivals Nottingham Forest is due to be played at Pride Park again this season, and Ward is excited ahead of the fixture and looking forward to the support of the travelling fans, who have gotten behind the team so often this season. “We always get great crowds here, and the away support at different grounds is amazing”.
Tomorrow's Kick-Off is 2pm at the Hawthorns as we take on West Bromwich Albion Women and you can either get tickets via http://tickets.wba.co.uk or via the ticket office on the day of the game!
You can follow the action via Twitter on @DCFCWomen or why not head down to the Don Amott Arena as our Academy side are in League Cup Semi-Final action against Notts County Women with entry free!