A general view of the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Women FC Reading Women v Aston Villa Women, WSL football match, The Madejski Stadium, Reading, UK - 13 Sep 2020 Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

PREVIEW: Reading v Everton

Reading will be looking to add to their impressive Barclays FA Women’s Super League victory over Manchester United last weekend by beating Everton on Sunday.

The Royals have impressed in their recent games against Arsenal and Manchester United but they haven’t recorded a win in their last six home matches in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

After becoming the first side to beat Manchester United at home in over a year, Kelly Chambers’ Reading will be confident of returning to winning ways on their own patch against Everton on Sunday afternoon. The Royals could provide new signing Silvana Flores with her debut against The Blue Girls with the player being an unused substitute against Manchester United. Reading boss Chambers will be without long-term absentees Jeon Ga-eul, Brooke Chaplen and Fara Williams as her side prepare for their latest fixture.

Last weekend saw Willie Kirk’s Everton side battle to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Birmingham City. Kirk is craving the return of his side’s free-flowing football which brought them a sequence of wins at the start of the season. Everton are only expected to have one absentee ahead of their trip to The Madejski Stadium with defender Poppy Pattinson ruled out.

Everton and Reading currently sit on the same points, meaning the victors will command fifth place come Sunday evening. The Blues Girls boss Kirk has admitted that he is aiming to close the gap with the top four in the coming games, having been left disappointed with his side’s current league standing. This is therefore an important game for Everton’s ambitions of climbing the table.

The Barclays FA Womens Super League fixture between Reading and Everton is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm on Sunday and will be broadcast live on The FA Player.

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