Rick Passmoor focused on finishing the job

Friday 26 Sep 2014
Rick Passmoor's side are on the brink of WSL safety

Notts County’s manager Rick Passmoor is taking nothing for granted in their relegation clash against Everton on Sunday, despite a recent upturn in form.

Following their 1-0 win over league leaders Chelsea, County look to have secured their FA Women’s Super League 1 status, but the boss insists they will not relax until the last ball is kicked.

“Across the league everybody has been saying that it’ll be close at the end of the season,” he said. 

Notts County Ladies vs Everton Ladies

5pm, Sunday 28 September
Meadow Lane Stadium
Tickets: www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl

“Everyone is picking up results from each other and it’ll go right down to the wire for both the title and relegation. 

“We’ve only got a few games left, but they’ll be exciting for the neutral to come in and watch, although not great for the managers involved!

“All teams know now that you don’t need to go scouting and looking at what your opponents are doing any more. It’s about getting your own house in order. 

“Everton have got a terrific history in the league, a young manager and a squad of young players who have been together since the centre of excellence. 

“It’s still all to play for but we’ve got to look after ourselves and make sure we pick up the points.”

Everton’s winless streak in the league continued with a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

“It’s still all to play for but we’ve got to look after ourselves and make sure we pick up the points”

Rick Passmoor 

And with three away games to finish their season, the final two against Chelsea and Arsenal, the Toffees know they need to beat Notts County to have any chance of saving their top-flight status.

But defender Fern Whelan is looking at Everton’s 2-1 FA Women’s Cup win over County as inspiration ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

“County have beaten us once this year but we won against them in the cup and believe that we can repeat that performance again,” she said.

“We keep asking ourselves why we can pull out the big performances for the cup games but haven’t been able to do it for the league matches so far. 

“We know that we can get wins on our day and that we deserve to be in this league but we need to start proving that and get points on the board now.”

For tickets to the game please visit www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl

By FA Staff