Burton Albion Ladies return home this weekend to face Solihull Moors in a big Women's National League Division One matchup at Hillfields, home of Rocester FC, on Sunday February 9 (kick-off 2pm).
This fixture will be the Ladies' designated Heads Up fixture, in association with the mental health charity Mind, promoting the discussion of mental health and normalising a subject which is often a difficult one. For more information, visit www.headstogether.org.uk/heads-up, or join in the conversation at #KickOffAConversation and #HeadsUp.
The Brewers are looking to respond after a disappointing result last time out against a very strong Wolverhampton Wanderers side, with Brewers manager James Billings knowing the importance of the weekend’s game against Solihull.
“Solihull is a must win game on Sunday,” he said.
“I said before that there is a mini league developing within the division and this game is another one of those games in the league that involves a team around us.
“Both teams are at the bottom and it’s almost about us trying to make the most of the situation that is in front of us, because everyone is aware of the magnitude of the game on Sunday.”
Wolves have only lost once all season and that was on show at the CKW Stadium last Sunday, as they made light work of a stubborn Brewers resistance, leading by a healthy margin at half-time.
“We always knew it was going to be a really tough test against Wolves because they’re a very good side and will win the league.
“We just instructed the players to continue to play the way we’ve been asking them since I took over and they did.”
Albion were simply unable to recover after the break and Wolves continued to show their authority with a comfortable score line.
Despite the result, Billings knows the importance of keeping the team together through this tough period.
“It’s hard for the team to not be disheartened but we’ve already had a fresh training session this week and drawn a line under the Wolves game. We know the importance of Sunday and so do the players.
“The players know that this is where we are at as a collective at the moment, and we are all pulling in the same direction to make this right, hopefully starting with a result on Sunday.”
The Brewers did announce the signing of midfielder Jaya Soor last week and the player will again be looking to be involved this weekend.
You can watch Burton Albion Ladies face Solihull Moors on Sunday 9 February, at Hillsfield, Mill Street, Rocester, Uttoxeter, ST14 5JX. Kick-off is at 2pm.