REID: “We Have To Be Respected”

Hannah Reid is looking forward to a reunion with Bristol City – but has warned her former employers to respect the Wildcats.

Durham make the journey to the Stoke Gifford Stadium off the back of a 5-1 win over Cardiff City last weekend as their SSE Women’s FA Cup journey continues.

And goalkeeper Hannah Reid believes that journey could go one step further after a meeting with the Vixens this weekend.

Here’s her full thoughts ahead of the game:

Reid on the Cardiff win…

“I guess the main thing is we got the job done.

“Now everyone is just excited to kick-on and play Bristol at the weekend.”

Reid on a return to Bristol…

“I’m excited and looking forward to heading back there and seeing some familiar faces – old friends, old coaches.

“It’s a lovely facility but for us, we have to go and focus on ourselves.

“The team has changed a lot since I was there so we just need to focus on our own game, like they will.

“It’ll be a good battle.”

Reid on what to expect from the Vixens…

“Credit to them, they’ve been doing brilliantly and I’m nothing but happy for them.

“People will look at it and see them as favourites, but I think we have to be respected.

“They will be an attacking threat but we’ve prepared well this week and we’re looking forward to it.”

Reid on whether the Wildcats thrive as underdogs…

“I think we do.

“I think we thrive when people expect us to lose. 

“When we come against teams where people maybe expect us to be better, that’s sometimes where we struggle.

“That’s something that we need to learn as a team and improve on.

“But when we’re underdogs, we just need to keep proving people wrong.”

Reid on drawing experience from last season’s FA Cup run…

“No matter what has happened in previous seasons, it’s been experience for the girls to use this year.

“If the experience against Everton last year can be used this year, then that’s a big positive for us.”

Reid on pulling off a cup shock…

“It would be amazing and I think it would help us with our current league situation as well.

“It can help push us on and finish as high as we can.

“It’s the magic of the cup – who knows what might happen?

“Hopefully the long journey back will be a good one.”

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