Sam Tierney

Tierney: An Amazing Facility Where We’ll Continue To Work Hard

Defender Sam Tierney believes LCFC Women’s recent move to Belvoir Drive will provide them with a facility to develop their talents at as they prepare for their first fixture of 2021.
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- Sam Tierney says LCFC Women are proud to be able to move into Belvoir Drive
- The Foxes host Tierney’s former side, Sheffield United, at Farley Way Stadium on Sunday (2pm GMT kick-off)
- Tierney hopes her side can maintain their momentum, which has seen them move top of the FA Women’s Championship

Tierney, an England youth international, will be aiming to line up against her former side, Sheffield United, on Sunday when City host the South Yorkshire outfit at Farley Way Stadium.

A vital member of the group, Tierney says the Foxes will utilise the facilities at Belvoir Drive as they attempt to build on their table-topping start to the 2020/21 FA Women’s Championship.

When asked about the mood in the camp, Tierney said: “Really good, and the obvious is that we’re in this amazing training facility. Also, the girls have clearly been working hard over the Christmas period.

“It’s been a different Christmas period for everyone, obviously, with COVID, but I think we’re looking very sharp.

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Sam Tierney
Sam Tierney

The LCFC Women defender trains at Belvoir Drive ahead of Sunday's FA Women's Championship encounter with Sheffield United.

“There’s no doubt the pitches here, because of the standard of them, are helping with that. It’s been a great start for us, and I think obviously going into the Christmas period where we were has been a good point for us to kick on from.”

Tierney says the Foxes have settled well at Belvoir Drive, where their day-by-day match preparation will take place throughout the 2020/21 season and beyond.

“It’s massive for us,” she said. “We’ve come from a lot of different training grounds. Me, personally, I’ve come from a few clubs with a variety of things and it’s just phenomenal, really.

They’ve got some really good quality players in there, but also, when you sit at the top of the league, every team is going to want to beat you. That’s the mentality we go in with now.

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“We were in for a long two days last week, and we wanted to enjoy it. We wanted to be able to come here and feel like we’ve got a new home that we’re proud of.

“But on the other hand, we know we have a great task on our hands now to get to where we want to be – to get promoted.”

LCFC Women’s Championship campaign continues on Sunday, when Tierney’s former side Sheffield United – who Leicester drew 2-2 with in September thanks to Natasha Flint’s 90th-minute penalty – visit Farley Way.

“We knew off the back end of last year that we had a very tough few weeks coming up at the start of the season,” Tierney continued. “I think they’re the games that have big pressure.

“They’re really important and they’re the games you have to step up in. We’ve started really well in training and I think we’re all ready to be back, but hopefully, we can continue where we left off.

“It’s a club that is and always will be close to my heart, because that’s where I’m from. It’s also a club that’s changed a lot since I’ve not been there.

“They’ve had a lot of different new players and a new manager, and I think every club in this league has changed throughout this season especially, trying to find their feet.

“They’re a great side. They’re a side that have come close in the past few years. They’ve got some really good quality players in there, but also, when you sit at the top of the league, every team is going to want to beat you. That’s the mentality we go in with now.

“I think we were disappointed with the result last time we played them, but I’d like to say we’re a very different team now and hopefully, we know what we need to do and we can go and do it.”

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