SUNDERLAND Women can seal the FA Women’s Premier League title with victory at Millwall Lionesses tomorrow.
But they will have to do without centre-half Gemma Wilson, pictured, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
The Lady Black Cats need two points from their three remaining games to seal the league title. They are five points clear of title rivals Nottingham Forest and also have a game in hand.
A win tomorrow would do the job, but Sunderland will be taking nothing for granted against a team second bottom.
Millwall were on course for a win at Hetton in February until two goals in the last 10 minutes from Demi Stokes – completing a hat-trick – turned a 2-1 deficit into a rather fotunate 3-2 victory.
Wilson misses out on tomorrow’s game after picking up an injury in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final.
Irish international Sarah McFadden stepped in against the Gunners and is expected to play from the start tomorrow.
Super League side Everton Ladies have completed the signing of Sunderland defender Lucy Bronze.
The 19-year-old, player of the match in the 2009 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal, has been at Sunderland since the age of 10.
“Lucy always played well for the club and was outstanding on her full debut against Everton a few years ago,” said manager Mick Mulhern.
“Obviously Lucy’s departure is mixed with a tinge of sadness, as I would have loved to have taken a Sunderland squad into the Super League with the likes of Lucy, Jordan Nobbs, Lucy Staniforth and Helen Alderson.
“I would like to pass on my very best wishes to Lucy. She is joining another of our former players in Jill Scott at one of the best teams in the country and I have no doubt Lucy will represent the senior England team in the not too distant future.”