Sunderland Ladies chase WSL1 double against Bristol City tonight

Sunderland Ladies' skipper, Lucy Staniforth
Sunderland Ladies' skipper, Lucy Staniforth

Sunderland Ladies hope to complete a double when they host Bristol City Women in the WSL1 at South Shields’ Mariners Park tonight (6pm).

Wednesday’s defeat to Manchester City means Sunderland have managed just one point in four games since winning 2-1 at Bristol.

Boss Mel Copeland said: “I’ve told the players three points is a must against Bristol. It’s a game with home advantage we should be looking to win. We beat them away from home, so that’s the challenge for the team.

“We’ll split up into teams and talk about what we need to do better, what we can improve on and then just go at it again.

“There’s a bit of a gap between seventh and sixth now, so, for us, the challenge is to stay in that seventh position.”

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