Williams: raring to go

Blues' striker is "raring to go" for Spurs. 

Blues' self-styled 'class clown' Rachel Williams has been doing the rounds to ensure Blues tackle Tottenham Hotspur with a spring in their step.

Barclays FA WSL newcomers Spurs head to the Stadium, Solihull, on Wednesday (7.30pm) on the back of a solid start to life in the top-flight.

Blues have endured a tough couple of weeks with injuries taking their toll, particularly in a heavy home defeat to unbeaten high-fliers Chelsea nine days ago.

But with bubbly character Williams on hand to help her colleagues, the experienced striker hopes to go at Spurs with fresh impetus.

“It has been hard,” said Williams. “We are trying but there have been key players missing, the ones who haven’t played much have had to step up and what we had planned for Chelsea just didn’t come off.

“We had to go back to the training ground and work hard which we did and now we want to put right the wrongs against Spurs.

“The girls are emotional. Whether we win, lose or draw we do it together but when there are tough times people feel the stress – that happens in any walk of life.

“You need the class clown to get around the girls, sometimes you have to respect people when they’re feeling sad but then it is important to get the momentum and spirit back, lift people and just enjoy it.

“Careers don’t last long and I tell them to make every day count.”

Williams feels ready to return after an injury niggle sustained in training ruled her out Blues’ past two outings.

“Before we went to Brighton I felt my hamstring go during a sprint,” she added. “I keep training on little niggles and they don’t get any better so this time I actually listened to myself for once and took the weekend off. Now I feel fit, ready and raring to go.

“I am going to get little problems like this along the way, I was out for more than a year with my ACL. That is absolutely fine, it is just the little bits around the match fitness.

“It is going to take time to get back to full match fitness week after week but I am just happy to be back kicking a ball because at one point I didn’t think that would happen.”

The countdown is on!

Get your tickets for Blues v Spurs tomorrow evening. Fans are now able to choose an e-ticket when purchasing a BCWFC match ticket. An e-ticket is available until the day of the game (supporters must print at home and bring to the game). Fans can also now take advantage of reduced price tickets until the day of the game. 

Call: 0121 772 0101 (option 2)

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