General view before the start of the match Birmingham City Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women, WSL football match, Sportnation.Bet Stadium, Solihull, UK - 04 Dec 2019 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

PREVIEW: Birmingham City v Everton

Birmingham City and Everton meet at The SportNation.bet Stadium in Solihull on Wednesday evening when the pair contest their rearranged Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture.

The original fixture was scheduled to take place last month but was postponed on the morning of the game with the playing surface waterlogged.

Birmingham City head coach Carla Ward will be hoping for a little more in attack from her side against Everton following the club’s solid performance in the goalless draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Debutants Emily Murphy and Ruesha Littlejohn both impressed against The Seagulls and are likely to retain their places for the Everton fixture.

Ward will again call on youth to bolster her matchday squad with Christie Murray, Connie Scofield, Heidi Logan, Lily Simkin, Abbi Grant and Veatriki Sarri all missing.

Everton boss Willie Kirk will again be without long-term absentees Gabby George and Claire Emslie for his side’s trip to The Midlands. The Scot was able to welcome both Rikke Sevecke and Valerie Gauvin back to action in Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Bristol City, although they could again begin the Birmingham City fixture on the bench.

With defensive midfielder Damaris Egurrola set to complete her move to European champions Lyon, Everton are yet to make a breakthrough in the transfer market themselves with the permanent addition of winger Claire Emslie being their only piece of business so far.

Birmingham City’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Everton is scheduled to kick-off at 7pm on Wednesday evening and will be available for fans to stream live on the FA Player.

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