Aston Villa’s interim manager Marcus Bignot will be hoping to record his first victory since arriving at the club last month when his side face Tottenham Hotspur at The Banks’s Stadium this afternoon.
Villa were defeated 4-0 by Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions Chelsea in Bignot’s first game in charge 10 days’ ago but this afternoon’s meeting with Spurs is one which the club will have highlighted as winnable as they look gain the points needed to climb away from relegation trouble.
Bignot is again likely to be without full-back Ella Franklin-Fraiture who is still recovering from long-term injury. Midfielder Chloe Arthur could be available after returning to training while the current condition of former German youth international Ramona Petzelberger is unknown.
Spurs goalkeeper Becky Spencer will miss the trip to The Banks’s Stadium as a result of a training injury with Norwegian keeper Aurora Mikalsen set to deputise. Forward Rachel Williams is also out. Spurs head coach Rehanne Skinner could offer a debut to on-loan West Ham United midfielder Cho So-hyun.
Aston Villa’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm this afternoon with the game available for fans to stream live on the FA Player.