Women’s Breakthrough: Nottingham Forest (H) – Blog

Derby County Women will grace the pitch at Pride Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon when they host East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest Women.

Sam Griffiths’s side have been in fine form in 2023 and will look to improve on the occasion against the Reds (2:00 p.m. kick-off) and dcfc.es has gathered all the key information you’ll need to know before the game.

Team News…

Forward keira barrywho is on a double Manchester United Academy registration, is out for the rest of the season after picking up an injury while on international duty.

No other player is out due to injury or suspension, however both Millie Jenkins and Ella Hilliard they are coming back from injury and may not be available to play the full 90 minutes as a result, although they are in line to play some role.

Advocate megan tinsley is out of action after she was ruled out for the entire season with a heart condition.

Manager’s thoughts…

Derby County Women boss Sam Griffiths offered her pre-match thoughts to ramstv as the Rams look to register local bragging rights against the Reds at home.

She explained: “I think we went into Sunday without pressure and that’s probably the most important thing for us. We’ve probably already achieved what we needed to achieve this year. At the beginning of the season there was no hiding that it was to avoid relegation.” , we knew it was going to be a difficult season and the girls have done an incredible job to get to where we are in the league. We knew after Christmas that we had a number of games that we could really push ourselves on and we did.

From The Dressing Room…

Kira Rai sat down with ramstv to provide the players’ perspective ahead of the matchup with the Reds at Pride Park Stadium.

She said: “It’s going to be a new experience for a lot of the team, but for the few of us who have been there and done it before, I think it’s up to us to control our emotions and not let them get the better of those who haven’t.” . I haven’t played on it before. We have to play the game and not the occasion.”

The season so far…

Derby County Women have enjoyed a positive and progressive 2022/23 season in the FA Women’s National League North.

After losing several key players last summer and lowering the team’s average age, Sam Griffiths’s side have stepped up and produced some encouraging and positive performances this term.

Prior to last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Burnley, the Ewe Rams had won six straight games in 2023 to cement themselves to fourth in the league table.

Despite some excellent and convincing wins this term, arguably one of the most notable results was a 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion in November. The game was played at the Baggies’ home, the Hawthorns, and Derby lit up the style to record an excellent away win.

Derby have recorded four wins, one draw and three home losses in the league this term, as well as six wins, one draw and two losses on the road.

For the full Derby County Women 2022/23 fixture list, please Click here.

Ticket information…

Tickets for Sunday’s match against Forest, with seats available only in the East Stand, are on sale in person at the Box Office and online via dcfc.es.

They have a price:

£3 – Adults (Age 22-64)

£2 – Young adults (age 18-21) and seniors (age 65+)

£1 – Children (Age 6-12) and Juniors (Age 13-17)

FREE – Babies (Age 2-5)

Important: One fan ID will be required per transaction, not per ticket. There will be ZERObooking fees for in-person or online ticket purchases, but there will be a £2 per transaction charge for tickets to be delivered by post.

Hospitality packages, which are available from £17.50 and include a one-course meal and padded VIP seats to watch the game, can also be purchased by clicking here.

Match Highlights…

Highlights from Sunday’s game at Pride Park Stadium will appear online at dcfc.es following the match.


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