Jonathan Morgan

Morgan: We Saw The Game Out Professionally

LCFC Women manager Jonathan Morgan praised the Foxes' efforts both in and out of possession following a 3-0 success over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
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- Manager Jonathan Morgan speaks following LCFC Women's 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers
- Charlie Devlin's first-half opener was followed by a double from Natasha Flint in Quorn
- The Foxes sit second in the early FA Women's Championship table after the opening weekend
- Morgan praised the squad for their professionalism during his debrief with LCFC TV

On their first competitive outing since mid-March, City handed debuts to several new summer signings, as Charlie Devlin's opener and a Natasha Flint brace secured all three points.

After watching Leicester deliver an assured performance on the first day of the 2020/21 FA Women's Championship campaign, Morgan discussed the many pleasing aspects for him personally.

"I think the expectation's quite high within the camp and externally as well, so I was delighted with the performance and the result today," he told LCFC TV at Farley Way Stadium.

"Just to show that we can see out a game professionally, keep the clean sheet and have a positive feel after the first 90 minutes is huge for us because we want to take that into the next game.

There's a lot of improvements we still want to make, but I think out of possession, we were fantastic. Blackburn couldn't get around us or through us.

Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV

"I think, for the girls, it just sort of relaxed those nerves a little bit. It was great to finally get a competitive game in. It's 195/196 days since our last competitive game. 

"We were a little bit competitively rustic, but after a 3-0 win, a clean sheet, I think anyone's going to take that for the first game of the season."

Leicester were in control for large spells in Quorn and Morgan was particularly impressed by the nature of their display both with and without the ball against Rovers.

"I think some of the things we're working on are starting to come out," he added. "Don't get me wrong, there's a long way for us to go.

"There's a lot of improvements we still want to make, but I think out of possession, we were fantastic. Blackburn couldn't get around us or through us.

"In possession, too, we obviously made our quality count at key times and in all honesty, I think we could have had two or three more goals today."

Flint's two goals came on her debut for the Foxes - against her former club - and Morgan believes her performance is another reminder of why the Club signed her this summer.

"That's why I wanted to get her in so badly this summer," he explained. "We know that she will just score goals.

"She's got an eye for goal and a great movement to create the pockets for herself and both finishes were fantastic.

"I think, obviously, happy for us, not so much for Blackburn losing her, but we're delighted that we had her on our side this time." 

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