Injuries a problem for the Women's football team
The Derby Women’s football team have shown vast improvements of late, turning their season around with a run of great team performances.
As performance levels have risen, so has the injury list. The team has taken some big blows to their squad as of late with Laura Hall being the latest to join the wounded ladies on the sideline. She joined players Emma Nightingale and Talee Stoddard who are also nursing injuries that leave the rest of their season in the balance.
Another injured player is first team regular, Megan Stanier. The midfielder has suffered a broken fibula that she injured during training; being unable to fully walk without crutches until early April.
Speaking with Megan, she explained: “I am frustrated with it, I miss training and playing in the games. But as I’ve been on the team for nearly every game this season, missing the last two games is not too bad”
Megan was on the sideline to cheer on the girls in their dramatic 3-3 draw with Birmingham University.
“We definitely deserved to win the last game against Birmingham. The girls played incredibly well, it just showed how we’ve progressed as a team from the first semester. I think the next game could be a definite chance for us to win this season and get the win we really want.”
With a long list of injuries and only one game left of the BUCS season, the women will travel to Worcester for one last chance to get a win they greatly deserve.
Written by Ieuan Ivett.