The Lincoln Ladies player
By Zarif Rasul - Thursday, 28 June, 2012
Megan Harris says Lincoln have to get to grips with Bristol striker.
Lincoln Ladies v Bristol Academy
The FA WSL
2pm, Saturday 30 June 2012
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Lincoln's Megan Harris has warned her team-mates to watch out for "clever" forward Laura Del Rio Garcia when her side entertain Bristol Academy on Saturday.
The Lady Imps, now up to third in The FA WSL table after two wins on the bounce, will host fourth-placed Bristol, with both sides looking to gain ground on Birmingham City Ladies.
Bristol forward Del Rio came to her side's rescue last weekend, bagging a late equaliser to secure a point against Everton, and Harris believes her side will have to be wary of the threat posed by the Spain international.
"Their Spanish striker [Laura] Del Rio, she was out for a while, but she's come back and found her form," said Harris.
"I've seen a couple of goals that she's scored. I spoke to Casey Stoney after the last game [we played against Bristol] and she said that her movement was very good. She's a very, very clever player and very skilful on the ball. She's a very good player and one that we have to be wary of."
Saturday's match will be the second meeting of the two sides this season - Lincoln snatched a win in the reverse fixture - and the hosts have the recent edge, having triumphed in their last four competitive clashes.
And Harris feels the psychological impact of that run may play a part on Saturday.
"We beat them three times last year - twice in the League and once in The Cup as well - so maybe there's something a little bit psychological there," she said.
"We had a 1-0 win that we really had to grind out when we went to Bristol earlier on in the season. They're a good team, they've got some good players and it will be a tough game for us.
"But they've got new players, we've got new players, so we've just got to go on to Saturday and play the game."
Harris also said that the mood in the Lincoln camp has been boosted by their recent run of form.
"There's a bit of a buzz going round the squad at the minute," she added.
"We had a good win last week and the GB team has been named, and we've got two players in that. So everyone's really happy for them to be going as well.
"Our aim is to finish in the top-two, so we've got to be looking at catching Birmingham now and hopefully they might slip up."
Harris revealed that forward Jess Clarke could be in line for a return to first-team action after recovering from injury.
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