Reading FC Women host their Bristol City counterparts at Adams Pak on Wednesday, and the Royals’ top scorer Brooke Chaplen sees it as an opportunity to get the points tally ticking again.
The reverse fixture saw Reading run riot in a 5-0 win at the Stoke Gifford Stadium in Bristol, thanks to goals from Rachel Rowe, Jade Moore and Fara Williams.
Prior to Wednesday’s game, we spoke to forward Brooke Chaplen, who has scored seven goals in 15 appearances so far this season.
“Kelly Chambers has has demanded a higher intensity in training and that’s lifted everyone and made us realise we need to push on since our run at Christmas,” said Chaplen, who has seven goals to her name in 15 games.
“I think the couple of bad results has probably given us a bit of a lift to prove what we’re capable of.
“I think we’ve got to be more ruthless in front of goal, we had the chances against Everton and we didn’t take them and sometimes performances don’t win games. We had so much possession and so much of the ball and that game just didn’t go our way, so I think we’ve got to look at ourselves and really start to punish teams when we get in those areas.
“Every game is different, and Bristol City look at that previous game and look at what they can do better and they’ll probably do things differently to last time and we’re playing differently to how we were then.
“I think three points would be massive for us. I know we’ve got a game in hand and we’re probably not where we want to be in the table, but if we win on Wednesday and then win our game in hand we’ll be back where we need to be, pushing the top four.”
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