Becky Salicki says she can feel something special starting at Durham Women – having hailed the togetherness of the squad.
The Wildcats remain unbeaten after three games of the FA Women’s Championship campaign, but face arguably their toughest test so far against Leicester City on Sunday.
And Salicki believes that the tight-knit nature of the squad will only serve Durham well as they enter a challenging set of fixtures.
“I’ve said it a few times, it feels differently this year for us,” she said.
“We’ve always been a close-knit family, but this year feels even tighter.
“Everyone is fighting for each other – we’re celebrating tackles, corners and offsides, and that’s how it is this year.
“We’re all getting on really, really well together this year and I just think it’s the start of something really good.”
This weekend’s opponents have strengthened considerably and, having proven a tough opponent in past years, will be one of the main contenders for promotion this time around.
And Salicki is under no illusions as to how tough a test it could prove to be.
“They’ve made a few signings and we know them individually and the old teams they’ve been at.
“We know it’s going to be a hard game.
“The players they’ve got are very good and collectively they’ll be very good, so we’ll just hope we can be better.”
Watch the full interview below – as Salicki discusses our wonderful support, the start to the season and clean sheets: