Jonathan Morgan

Morgan Highlights Areas For Improvement After Blades Draw

LCFC Women manager Jonathan Morgan was pleased with the result in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Sheffield United, but called for an improved performance next time out from the Foxes.
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- Jonathan Morgan reflects on LCFC Women's 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Sunday
- Millie Farrow and Natasha Flint found the net for the Foxes at Proact Stadium
- City sit second in the FA Women's Championship after only two games
- Morgan wants to see an improvement from Leicester in possession over coming weeks

Millie Farrow's first goal for the Club put City ahead at Proact Stadium inside the opening two minutes, before Mel Johnson levelled it up before the interval in the FA Women's Championship.

Leicester fell behind, though, as Johnson added another to her tally and it seemed as though the visitors were set for their first defeat of the season – until Natasha Flint's 89th-minute penalty.

Reflecting on the Foxes' second competitive outing so far – following last weekend's 3-0 success over Blackburn Rovers – Morgan admitted he was pleased with the result, but saw room for improvement. 

"I think we didn't really come to the races today for the majority of the game," he told LCFC TV. "But what I was proud and pleased to see today was how they grafted and ground out the 2-2.

"I think, obviously, Sheffield afterwards were obviously really, really pleased. I think they should be because they actually played a very good game today and they were solid.


Allen: We Got What We Deserved

Midfielder Remi Allen catches up with LCFC TV following a 2-2 draw for LCFC Women at Sheffield United on Sunday.

"They were in good shape and, obviously, everyone knows Sheffield are no walk-overs at all. They're going to be up there towards the end of this season, so to come to their place to get 2-2, we're really happy."

Farrow's opener was a pleasing moment for Morgan after her move from Women's Super League outfit Reading in the summer and Morgan says it was a testament to her work ethic. 

"We're trying to get her into more goalscoring positions," he explained. "Millie, she puts a lot on herself to be that goalscorer and I love that she has those standards that she wants to keep.

"The fact that she got that first one today to open her account against a good team like Sheffield, as well, you have to work for that goal and it's really pleasing and really pleasing for her."

Despite isolating areas of the performance which could have been improved, Morgan believes City were good value for their equaliser after going close on several occasions in the latter moments.

"I think in all honesty, we were knocking at the door for a majority of the game," he continued. "I think we had some good clear-cut opportunities. We should've taken two or three of them.

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Natasha Flint
Natasha Flint

Natasha Flint celebrates sealing a point for the Foxes late on in Chesterfield.

"That could have put the game out of sight before Sheffield scored. It was pleasing, the fact that when we did go down, the girls didn't drop their heads."

With so many new players in the side, the Foxes squad are still gelling together and with four points to their name after two matches, they sit second in the FA Women's Championship standings.

Morgan, though, says there is more progress to be made: "There's still a long way to go. There's a lot of improvements to be made, especially in possession.

"We're happy with the out of possession stuff. I think, obviously, today, we've been a bit unfortunate with both of the goals, but they are gelling.

"They're getting there, but again, when you bring in 13 players, you still expect the first two or three games of the season to be a bit jagged.

"But we're hoping we're going to start coming out on the other side of that now and looking a little bit smoother and a little bit more on the same page, so to speak, when we're in possession."

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