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PREVIEW: Manchester City v Bristol City

Alan Mahon will take charge of Manchester City as interim manager for the first time since the departure of Nick Cushing when they face Bristol City at The Academy Stadium this evening.

Following the weekend’s postponed fixtures due to the adverse weather from Storm Ciara, teams will be well rested and recovered from an intense schedule of games in recent weeks.

Bristol City will make the long journey north on Wednesday night and will be looking to add vital points to their tally. The Robins are currently sitting bottom of the FA Women’s Super League table with only Liverpool above them on goal difference. In the last meeting at the Stoke Gifford Stadium earlier in the season, Manchester City ran out victors, dominating in a five-goal thriller.

Bristol City manager Tanya Oxtoby will be looking for an improved performance and will possibly look to the inclusion of the club’s new winter signings, who’ll have benefitted from the extra time between games to integrate into the squad.

It is a different story at the top end of the table as Manchester City look to maintain their recent good form, recording wins in their last five FA Women’s Super League games. Mahon’s can ill-afford to drop points if they want to remain in contention for the league title this season.

Manchester City will take confidence from their 2-1 win against Arsenal earlier this month as well as their impressive home record in the FA Women’s Super League. If they can record a win, it’ll be their 11th successive victory at The Academy Stadium and will break the record for the most successive wins at home in the competition.

Ones to Watch: Keira Walsh (Manchester City) – Fans will be happy to have seen Walsh commit her long term future to the club for another three years. She is a consistent player and shows maturity beyond her years, Walsh integral part of the City setup.

Ebony Salmon (Bristol City) has been directly involved in 63% of Bristol City’s goals this season with four goals and one assist.

Wednesday evening’s meeting will kick-off at 7pm and admission will be available from ticket booth situated outside The Academy Stadium. The match can also be streamed live via the FA Player app.

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