Jordan urges fans to stick with the team

Adrienne Jordan had an emotive message for Blues fans ahead of a crucial block of fixtures following the international break.

Blues went into a three-week break on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat at home Bristol City in FA Women’s Super League, an outcome that did not reflect how much of the ball and possession Jordan and her colleagues had.

The American full-back argued it had been “the story of our season” but insisted no stone would be left unturned to finish the season strongly with plenty of promise.

“At this point there is a lot of frustration, tension has built up and it is a matter of finding a good way to try to harness and release that in a positive way,” said Jordan.

“Right now that’s difficult because everyone is so passionate about the [Bristol City] game, it was not the result we wanted and we have to use our frustration as fuel for the games to come.

“It has been the story of our season, there have been a number of games we can look back on and say we dominated play where we didn't score.

“Bristol just added to that tally and it is a huge frustration for all of us. We are a much better team than that result and we are determined to keep working on the training pitch to put things right.

“I hope our fans keep coming out and backing us, it is what we really need at this point in the season.

“I am sure they are just as frustrated as we are but it is times like these that we have to stick together and support each other.

"We won't stop fighting and I hope that’s what the fans see at the next game.”

Blues have the opportunity to right some wrongs when they return to action on Sunday 15 March in the FA Cup with a quarter-final trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Crawley Town FC (2pm).

The winners of the tie will be one stage from a Wembley final.