Sam Tierney

Tierney Excited By Blades Return In FA Women's Championship

LCFC Women defender Sam Tierney says she is relishing the opportunity to face her former club, Sheffield United, in Sunday's FA Women's Championship clash.
More on this story...

- LCFC Women take on Sheffield United Women at Proact Stadium on Sunday (2pm kick-off)
- Summer signing Sam Tierney will come up against her old club for the first time
- The defender is anticipating a tough game against the Blades, citing their strong league position last season
- You can follow live coverage of the FA Women's Championship clash on @LCFC social channels

The two early pacesetters meet at Proact Stadium this weekend as United host the Foxes (2pm kick-off) in what will be Leicester's first away game of the season.

City got off to the perfect start to life as a professional outfit with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers last Sunday, thanks to Charlie Devlin's opener and a brace from Natasha Flint.

Tierney, who joined from the Blades in the summer, believes this fixture will provide a tough test, coming up against the team that ended the shortened 2019/20 campaign in second position.

"Yes, I think, obviously we're positive," she told LCFC TV. "We've come off the back of a good result against Blackburn, but we know it's not going to be an easy game.


Tierney Hoping To Build On Opening Win

Defender Sam Tierney discusses LCFC Women's Championship trip to Sheffield United on Sunday.

"Obviously, Sheffield finished where they did last season, very good for them, and they were close to going up, so we take every game as it comes. We know that this one's going to be a tough game, but I'm going into it quite positive. 

"I'm from Sheffield, it's my hometown. I spent many years there when I was younger. So, it is home for me and going back there will be nice.

"But, again, I'm here at Leicester now and the job in hand is to win that game so, there's no time for sentiment in the game."

 The Yorkshire club also got off to winning start on the road last weekend, beating London City Lionesses 4-1.

"There's no denying they've got great players. We had a great season there last season," Tierney added.

"[We were] disappointed not to go up but, again, to win this league, which is our aim, we have to beat any team that's in front of us and this weekend, it's going to be Sheffield United."


LCFC Women Step Up Preparations For Sheffield United

After victory over Blackburn on the opening day, LCFC Women prepare to take on Sheffield United in the FA Women's Championship.

The defender assisted the first goal in victory over Blackburn, as two of City's attacking threats got off the mark for the season. Continuing to find the net on a regular basis will be key to a successful campaign, according to Tierney. 

"I'm not normally up there but, yes, it was good to help the girls, but most importantly for me, again, we've got the three points [and] we kept a clean sheet and that's my job really.

"I think, for us, obviously, a new team coming in, in any season your first game is always a bit of a nervy one. You can't really replicate it in pre-season, the competition.

"So to get those three points, especially a clean sheet, was good for us and now we just need to try and build on that, work on putting things right and go again this weekend, really.

"We've got very, very talented players. We've got some top, top goalscorers. Obviously, Tash stepped up and Charlie with a few and we've got other players in the team that are raring to go, so it's important for us to get those goals.

"We need to try and kill teams off and I'm sure, hopefully, more goals go in as we go on."

All times BST. 

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