For a 15-year-old, I think Kyra Cooney-Cross has really shown glimpses of what’s to come for her.

I believe the important thing is not to beat these kids up too early and put that extra pressure on them.

You’ve got to embrace what she’s shown but we need to keep her nice, grounded and humble because she’s got a lot to learn and loads to improve on.

If she carries on the way she is then she’ll be a bright spark in the future.

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I think she needs to keep working hard and always look to learn off the experienced players, but she’s a good kid and I’m sure this season will be a valuable experience for her.

I aim to speak to her every session looking to improve her game. Obviously she plays in a different position to me but it’s very important we’re combining and linking up, looking to find my runs and vice-versa.

I’ve definitely been trying to help with her game and also just the confidence side of it, she’s in the team for a reason and the manager believes in her so regardless of her age she’s got to go out there and really start believing in herself and show what she’s all about.

She’s had a good start to the season but I definitely think that there will be more to come from her and she can have even more of an impact as the season goes on.

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My new captaincy role has been really good with the girls able to help me out and we’ve got a couple of senior heads in there so that’s made my life a lot easier.

The younger kids are really willing and wanting to learn so I’m really enjoying the extra responsibility it’s been great for me.

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As I look ahead to the Round 5 clash against Western Sydney Wanderers, I think we’ve done well so far despite not getting the results we would’ve liked.

The first game was a massive win for us, the performance probably wasn’t as good as we hoped but when you come away with three points it’s all that matters.

I thought we were really unlucky against City and I think our performance for 83 minutes was spot on until we switched off for that goal and certainly deserved more out of that game.

I think we all came away very disappointed in our last performance against Perth.

For 51 minutes we were very good with our structure and looked solid but as soon as we scored the goal, it was like we were a different team and to concede three goals the way we did left a bitter taste in our mouth.

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We would’ve liked to have got more points on the board and feel like we could’ve, but everyone’s beating everyone so if we can come away with three points at home on Friday then we’re right back in it.

We’re very confident going into the next game and definitely looking to get that win which would take us up the table.

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