Belles head coach Zoey Shaw says her squad will be focused on the task in hand when they face Sheffield FC at the Keepmoat Stadium in the FAWNL League Cup.
The Belles will host Sheffield in a South Yorkshire derby on Sunday August 25, with the game switched to the Keepmoat Stadium, and Shaw says that whilst the girls’ excitement will be high, their minds will be fully focused on progression into the next round.
“The girls will be absolutely bouncing off the walls, it’ll be massive for some of them, a couple of them will have had the chance when the Belles have played there before, some of them will have aspired to play on it, so it’ll be a great experience for them all,” she said.
“They’ll be buzzing for it but we’ll have to make sure that they all stay grounded in the build up to the game, it’s not about playing at the Keepmoat Stadium, it’s about the team that we’re playing and making sure we get the result on the day.
“One of the main aims for playing it there though as well is to try and build the fan base up, get the Rovers fans involved in it a little bit more, it’ll be great to see and feel that buzz around the stadium and if we can get a good crowd then it’ll do wonders for the girls.”