Jennifer Foster

I Expected More From Us, Says Foster

Jennifer Foster admitted that LCFC Women looked tired as their Barclays Women’s Super League campaign came to a close with a 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
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- LCFC Women beaten by Liverpool on final day of the season
- City finished 10th in the Barclays Women’s Super League
- Leanne Kiernan scored a hat-trick for the Reds
- It’s difficult to stop a team in such good form, says Jennifer Foster

The 2023/24 campaign concluded at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon as an in-form Liverpool side, who managed to clinch fourth place in the table, proved too much to handle.

Leanne Kiernan came off the bench to score three in a 4-0 defeat for the Foxes who finish 10th in the league for the second year running.

“It’s extremely tough and I expected more from us today,” Foster stated. “But maybe it was just one game to far in terms of coming to the end of the season and we did look tired and exhausted out there.

We’ve seen in glimpses of what this team can do; it’s just about finding consistency now.

Jennifer Foster

“It’s probably an accumulation of everything that this team has gone through this season so it’s hugely disappointing but when a team like Liverpool are on form like they are, it’s difficult to stop them.”

Now heading into an all-important summer ahead of what will be a fourth consecutive season in the WSL, the Interim Manager believes there are promising times ahead for Leicester and reiterates that building on what is already in place is the plan.

Foster added: “People forget that we have a really talented group of players here; we’ve faced a lot this season, and we’ve seen in glimpses of what this team can do; it’s just about finding consistency now.

“In terms of recruitment, we’ll be looking to strengthen that and I think it’ll be really exciting for us. It’s important that even though this season has been tough, it’ll put us in good stead for next year.”

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Aileen Whelan
Aileen Whelan

Aileen Whelan played her final game in a 10-year career in the WSL.

The final matchday of the season also saw Club captain Aileen Whelan take to the pitch for the last time in her career, calling time on a 10-year stint in the top two divisions.

Labelling her a role model for future players, Foster went on to talk about the midfielder's incredible work rate and wishes her all the best in the next stage of her life.

“I thought she [Whelan] was brilliant today when she came on,” she continued. “I thought we saw the desire that she gives in every single game. You don’t have the career that she’s had and played for the clubs she has without the hard work and dedication she has.

“To be a mum as well and still compete is a huge credit to her and I hope she paves the pathway for the next generation coming through.”

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