Albion at home on opening day

First two Women’s Super League fixtures announced.

By Charlie Hanson • 07 August 2020

The Albion's opening two fixtures for the WSL campaign have been confirmed.

Albion will kick off their Women’s Super League fixtures with a home game.

They take on Birmingham City in their opener on the weekend of September 5-6.

It is followed a week later by a trip to Manchester City, last season’s WSL runners-up, on September 12-13.

Head coach Hope Powell said, “It’s a good game to start with and we’ve also got Birmingham in the FA Cup at the end of September as well so it will be interesting.

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Powell has said the opening game against Birmingham is a good one to start with.

“Manchester City away will be very tough, but we’ve spoken a lot about since we came back for pre-season about taking on the big teams – the top four - and challenging them and having a no fear approach.”

With Aston Villa coming up from the Championship and some of the other clubs in the league recruiting extensively, Powell expects the standard to be even higher this season.

She added: “All the teams come back better every year in the WSL. Everybody recognises that they have to work at a higher level year-on-year because of the increasing intensity of the league and the quality of players coming in.  The standards are getting higher and we’re working hard to match those levels.”