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Let’s burn bright: Marissa

Marissa Callaghan says Cliftonville Ladies must always strive to improve as they bid to reach new heights this season.

John McGrady’s side have won their three opening games in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership and, ahead of this evening’s trip to top-flight newcomers Lisburn Ladies, Callaghan is determined to build on that good early work.

“I think we have started well individually and collectively,” she says.

“Our squad have bought into the Manager’s style of play and what is expected from us. The results speak for themselves and we now look ahead to the next game to see how we can improve our performance as a team.”

While Lisburn boss Hayden Davis has acknowledged his side are huge underdogs for tonight’s encounter at the Bluebell Stadium, Callaghan insists the expectations the Reds have put on themselves means they approach every game with the same outlook.

“We always focus on us and how we can improve and get the best out of each other,” she adds.

“The most important game for us is Lisburn Ladies, we have a competitive squad and we will go into the game expecting big performances from everyone in the squad. We want to play with pace and work rate both on and off the ball.”

Lisburn Ladies v Cliftonville Ladies
Bluebell Stadium, 8pm
Adults: £2
Concessions: £1
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