Lena Petermann

Petermann Sidelined With Hamstring Injury

Willie Kirk confirmed that striker Lena Petermann will miss the Adobe Women's FA Cup fixture this weekend against Birmingham City after picking up a hamstring injury.
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- LCFC Women face Birmingham City this Saturday in the Adobe Women's FA Cup
- This weekend's match has a 12pm GMT kick-off
- Lena Petermann will miss the fixture with a hamstring injury, says Willie Kirk

Focus returns to FA Cup this weekend as City look forward to a fifth round tie with Birmingham, where a win would see them gain a place in the quarter-finals.

However, they will be without Petermann for the upcoming clash, as Kirk outlined during Thursday's press conference at Belvoir Drive.

"It's just Lena Petermann that is out," he said. "She has a hamstring injury, so she'll miss the games leading into the international break.

She (Lena Petermann) had a pull on her hamstring doing high speed runs in the build-up to the Manchester City game.

Willie Kirk

"It was an injury that came out of nowhere. She was doing well and transitioning well into our style of play, so it's a shame of course; she had a pull on her hamstring doing high speed runs in the build-up to the Manchester City game. We're not too worried for her, we just need to be careful when we bring her back into the team.

The 45-year-old will be boosted by the return of Welsh international Josie Green, who was omitted from the Man City defeat with suspension.

"Josie [Green] will return," Kirk continued. "So it's good to have her back in the team, and we'll have a strong squad available to us to challenge for a place in the next round."

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