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Women: Jade Pye on upcoming home fixtures

16 February 2024

Women's Match Reports

Women: Jade Pye on upcoming home fixtures

16 February 2024

Hartlepool United Women's midfielder Jade Pye hopes the side can build off their recent performances ahead of back-to-back home games at Grayfields.

Despite a sticky patch of form, there have been plenty of positives for Pools to take confidence from with their recent displays.

"We've had some tough games recently," reviewed vice-captain Pye.

"Barring the Hull defeat last time out, the performances have stepped up and we’ve worked hard as a team to try and grind out results.

"This league is very much an open and tough league - anyone can beat anyone. A few games recently have seen us lose by merely a goal and although the league table might paint a different picture, we are playing well as a team.

"We've struggled with numbers over the last few weeks due to injuries and work commitments, so it has been difficult making impact subs to see games out."

With several players unavailable, a number of young players have been given the opportunity to step into the first team and impress.

"It's been great to see them stepping up and making their debuts," stated Pye.

"There are some talented players at the Club who will only benefit from stepping up to a more physical and demanding league environment.

"We have some good experience in the team to help the younger players grow, but they also bring their own individual assets to us."

Pools now face two home fixtures at Grayfields on the trot. First up is Sunderland West End on Sunday, February 18 before welcoming Wallsend Women in the league cup on February 25.

"We know what West End are about," added Pye.

"They will be physical, in your face, and playing on the front foot. We have to be tough ourselves and take the game to them, but also stick to our own gameplan and what we’ve been building on over the last month.

"We’ve played Wallsend twice already in the league and both results have only been a one-goal difference. We look forward to playing them on home soil and as always, our aim is to win and progress."

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