Tottenham Hotspur head coach Rehanne Skinner during the Barclays FA Women's Super League game between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at The Banks's Stadium in Walsall, England - Image by Sports Press Photo

‘She will do very well for us this year’ – Spurs boss Skinner backs forward Graham to shine

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Rehanne Skinner believes that forward Kit Graham will have a very successful season with the club.

The 25-year-old Chatham-born attacker netted the only goal as Spurs collected an opening day victory over Birmingham City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend. Graham will be looking to follow that goal up with another good performance against Manchester City this evening.

The player netted just once for Spurs in the league last season but head coach Rehanne Skinner told FAWSL Full-Time that she believes that Graham could shine this year.

“Kit is a fantastic player, she has got loads of technical qualities, she’s got an ability to run at players and commit defenders and obviously, she’s got an eye for goal;” Skinner said. “Last season, Kit had a couple of management issues which were ongoing for her which are resolved now which is fantastic and now she is getting a footing in the league and finding out what the league is about.

“I’ve got no doubt that she will go from strength-to-strength this season. This season will be what she makes of it and I think that it is up to Kit to show her abilities in this league. I have got no doubt that she will achieve that with our support and I am backing her every step of the way and I think she will do very well for us this year.”

Spurs’ fixture at Manchester City is the final Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture of the weekend with the game being the first Sunday evening kick-off of the season. Skinner went on to say that while it was unusual to play late on a Sunday, her side are well prepared.

She said “We do have evening kick-offs over the course of the season so this is not something completely alien to us. The opportunity to have the game on Sky Sports is really important both for the development of the women’s game and for Tottenham Hotspur as a club.

“We travelled up yesterday as we would have done if the game was a normal kick-off time. The preparation changes a little on the day itself, we have just had to be mindful that it is quite relaxed in the morning like when players are at home for an evening kick-off. We do a few team togetherness bits, some of the players like to get involved in that, the others like to relax. It is just about managing the two sides of things.

“After lunch, we go into game mode and prepare like we would any game really.”

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur kicks-off at 6.45pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football.

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