Bees Head Coach Lee Burch believes his side make the long trip to Durham Women full of confidence after a promising opening part of the season.
The Bees sit 5th in the FA Women’s Championship just once place behind their hosts and know that a win would see them level on points with the Wildcats going into a busy Christmas period.
“We can go to play anyone in this division with confidence because on our day we know that we can cause teams problems.
“But Durham is probably the hardest away trip because of the extra travel and the fact that they are a very good side.
“I have massive respect for Durham, they are my favorites to win promotion and they are right up there with a couple of other sides, but this is what football is all about if we want to push ourselves into that group above us we have to go and beat these types of teams.”
The trip to the North East commences a busy period of league and cup fixtures for Burch, as the Bees host Brighton in the Conti Cup next Wednesday before another league fixture at home to Charlton Athletic.
The Bees then face the two of the top three as they take on Aston Villa and Sheffield United in league action, before making the short trip to play the WSL champions Arsenal in the final group game of the Conti Cup.
Despite some challenging fixtures to come the Bees boss is ready and raring to go and is looking to his whole squad to put in some big performances in the coming weeks.
“We have to bear in mind the midweek Conti Cup games we have our not ideal, because of how tough they are with it being Women’s Super League opposition, but the players will look forward to those matches.”
“But we aren’t looking at the matches ahead, we are focusing on putting a good performance in against Durham and then we will assess where the squad is at going into the upcoming fixtures”
It’s been two weeks since the Bees were last in action and Burch spoke about how he has used the international break to build on what his side can do better despite the promising opening to the campaign.
“We have just tried to work on those little things that we still need to work on. We are trying to add everything that we have taken away from our matches so far”
“We came along to watch Barnet in the FA Cup against Fleetwood, which was good to get the group together in a different setting, but we have kept things ticking over.”
“I tried something different against Charlton, so it’s been a useful period for reflection, there has been a lot of reflection on everything we have done and now it’s time to return to action.”