Llewellyn reassures all that women’s football are focused on the task in hand

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Ria Llewellyn believes Swansea University’s womens football team are in the right frame of mind ahead of the Varsity clash against Cardiff.

The squad is in its final preparations for the game, and despite a narrow defeat to Cardiff back in March they are more than a match for the capital

“We are confident and we shall go into that game with the right attitude knowing that we have as much chance as Cardiff,” said Llewellyn.

“We have the players, the correct attitudes and the sheer determination to give it our all.”

The women’s side have constantly evolved throughout the season in preparation for the showdown in May.

Llewellyn added: “Since the start of the season there have been a few adjustments in terms of working out which position players excel in.

“We have now worked out the positions which work best for the team, playing a 4-1-4-1 rather than the original 4-4-2.

“This allows us to play a more attacking game and create chances which will be needed for Varsity.”

Swansea’s willingness to win at all costs has reflected in their results this season, with five wins, four defeats and no draws.

Llewellyn believes there are several second team players that are performing beyond expectations this season, with some in contention to make the Varsity squad.

She added: “There have been a handful of the second team players who have proven their point and shown that they deserve a shot in the first team.

“Such as Alex Lusty, Amy Rowe and Sophie Titcombe in defence, as well as Sue Fitzpatrick and Natasha Mitchell up front.”

Llewellyn wished to add her admiration for her team mates who have continued to give everything for the side under her leadership.

She added: “The effort and dedication which everyone has shown has been a real delight to watch, it is a great team to be part of.”

The squad recently took part in a European tour in preparation for the main event in Cardiff.

Swansea will look to break the trend of the previous two years in which they have been on the end of two heavy defeats to the team from the capital.

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