Preview: Bristol City Women v Blues Women

Harriet Scott fully understands the pressing need for Blues Women.

Blues’ defender knows the side “need to gain points” in Sunday’s clash at Bristol City Women (2pm), who are yet to win in the league this term. 

 Scott was pleased with the side’s point against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, but knows a victory is crucial against a struggling Robins.

She said: “The next game against Bristol City is a big one for us because we need to gain points from that.

“It’s a game that we want to win, but it will be a tough fixture again, we can’t underestimate any opponent in the league.

“I’m looking forward to it and so are the girls and we want to keep on growing and growing.”

Abbi Grant’s goal on Wednesday helped the side to a hard-earned point after a difficult outing against Chelsea prior to that. 

“We see it as a point gained [on Wednesday night], rather than a point lost against a very good Spurs side,” said Scott. “A point on the board is what we needed, and the girls put a really good shift in and hopefully we can build on it.”

The Irish defender has been filling in at centre-back, due to the absence of captain Kerys Harrop, a position that she is enjoying to help the team. 

She said: “It’s a new role for me, I have some of the attributes that are beneficial but, I’m lacking the height.

“It’s new for me and I want to do whatever I can for the team and that’s where I’m needed at the moment, so I am happy to do it.”

As an experienced member of the side, Scott communicates with her fellow defenders to help fill the void left by Harrop. 

“I try and communicate as much as possible which is something Kerys [Harrop] does a lot and we miss not having her here,” said Scott. “I’m not an experienced centre-half but, I’m one of the experienced players in the backline and I think it helps with the experience we have throughout the squad.”

Watch Blues v Bristol live on the FA Player app from 2pm on Sunday 8 December.