Hannah Cain

Cain ‘Back On Track’ After Injury Setback

Hannah Cain has revealed her eagerness to step back out onto the pitch when the time is right, ahead of the new Barclays Women’s Super League season.
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- Forward Hannah Cain speaks to LCFC TV during pre-season
- The 23-year-old is working her way back to fitness from an ACL injury
- She is aiming to inspire the next generation of young players at the Club
- Cain appeared at this week’s Summer Camp at Belvoir Drive

Out of action since rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament in late October 2021, the recovery has been long and hard for the Wales international, as she approaches 10 months on the sidelines.

But with support from staff and team-mates, she is working her way onto the training pitch again and excited by the prospect of returning to action after several team building events with the squad.

“It’s going well,” she told LCFC TV this week. “I had a bit of a minor blip but we’re back on track now, back on the pitch and hopefully ready for the start of the season. Especially at the start of this pre-season, the staff and the players have made a real conscious effort to include the rehabbers.

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Hannah Cain
Hannah Cain

Rehabbing in the gym at Belvoir Drive over pre-season.

“It’s been quite a challenging process throughout the whole of the nine months so far and it’s easy to feel quite alone and isolated. We’ve been involved with absolutely everything as much as we can. It’s been really fun and I’ve fully enjoyed myself.

“I’m really excited. I can’t wait. It’s been way too long. Even just watching the kids play here, I just want to go and join in to be honest!”

Cain was speaking during launch week for LCFC Women’s Summer Camps at Belvoir Drive and the forward made a guest appearance alongside Ashleigh Plumptre, taking part in a Q&A session, while also staying to pose for photos and sign autographs.

The 23-year-old continued: “Some of the questions that they asked were interesting, they were really good to say that they start from the age of seven, I’ve really enjoyed it.

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Hannah Cain
Hannah Cain

Cain was limited to four WSL appearances last season.

“I think it helps massively inspiring younger kids these days. It’s easier to do with more football being shown. But any little things we can do like this obviously can improve a lot of things. You can see they are buzzing from the smiles on their faces.”

Following on from the Lionesses’ European Championships success on home soil earlier this summer, Cain highlighted the importance of continuing to encourage the next generation of girls and boys to play and watch the sport.

After a well-supported maiden campaign in the top-flight for City, she hopes to see even bigger crowds on Filbert Way, which will once again host the Foxes’ home games as they compete against some of Europe’s elite sides in the WSL for the second successive season.

“I went to watch the semi-finals and the final and it was unbelievable,” the ex-Everton attacker beamed. “In one of the semi-finals, a man had taken his two kids there and I just thought it was crazy how far women’s football has come.

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Hannah Cain & Ashleigh Plumptre
Hannah Cain & Ashleigh Plumptre

An opportunity for the youngsters to meet the players.

“Even over the last few months with the Euros, it’s madness. It’s very emotional to sit there and look and think that this stadium is packed - and it’s for women’s sport.

“We want more and more people there (at King Power Stadium), more and more fans. The more kids coming to the Summer Camps can increase the number of people coming to our games. The more interactions we have helps a lot as well. Little things like this actually mean quite a lot to the kids.”

LCFC Women Season Tickets for 2022/23 remain available to purchase HERE, while bookings are still being taken for week two and week three of the Belvoir Drive Summer Camps, HERE.

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