Heskey and Morgan straight back Leicester ladies to frighten WSL big guns next period after inspiring advertising win

EMILE HESKEY jokes their very first Leicester Women away trip coinciding with a 4-1 loss might not have been the ‘luckiest of omens’.

But the Foxes hero believes the group can get toe-to-toe using their WSL competitors term that is next.

Emile Heskey believes Leicester City will be able to hold their own against teams in the WSL


Emile Heskey believes Leicester City will be able to hold their own against teams in the WSLCredit: Getty
Heskey praised Jonathan Morgan and his staff have welcoming him as a coach


Heskey praised Jonathan Morgan and his staff have welcoming him as a coachCredit: Getty

The former England striker, 43, and club boss Jonathan Morgan were speaking days after Leicester’s triumph in the Women’s Championship.

Their success follows a winning that is 12-game in a season which has seen them lose one time inside their 18 fixtures played to date.

And advertising – guaranteed following the Foxes beat London City this is the icing on the cake for Morgan and for Heskey who took on a coaching position in February.

Heskey month said: “Our match against London City Lionesses (in November) was one of the games that are first went away to also it most likely was not the luckiest of omens going here in those days.

“But it is is great to understand players going from energy to energy and setting up the run that accumulated to us winning the league by beating London City who’re the team that is only defeat us.

“It’s an honour to be asked to come in first as an ambassador and then Jonathan and the staff embracing me to start coaching as well.

“The Manager has got the girls gelling well which we see with the real method they truly are playing.

“We went up against WSL teams (like Birmingham) in glass tournaments and shown that people can take our that is own

“And that’s down to the preparation the manager has put in as well the girls and their ability to perform.”7

Lachante Paul and her team-mates want to win their two remaining Championship games against Lewes and Charlton

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Morgan and Heskey joked about not getting on before opening up on the admiration that is mutual boosted the progress of Leicester whom face Liverpool next in the Women’s FA Cup.

And Morgan – whom celebrated their 33rd birthday celebration – states it offers been fascinating to work alongside the liverpool that is former whose name he would shout after scoring goals in games during his childhood.

Morgan said: “Emile has been to two World Cups, two Championships that is european and has arrived in since modest as ever.

“It might have been super easy for you to definitely are offered in and assume control or make use of what they have skilled into the way that is wrong.

“But Emile has not done that in any form and we’re a very coaching that is close-knit.”

Morgan and his Leicester Women's team are due to play Liverpool next in the FA Cup

Leicester’s emergence as a WSL side is significantly more than seven years into the creating for the club who had been relegated towards the division that is fourth May 2013.

And the Morgans, including Jonathan’s father Rohan and sisters Holly and Jade – who are the team’s captain and manager that is general have already been in the middle of these transformation.7

Morgan and their Leicester ladies’ group are due to relax and play Liverpool next into the FA Cup

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This includes a move that saw the ladies’s group obtained by the King energy owners of these Premier League counterparts.

Morgan added: “The philosophy of this club is family-based and I also believe’s why our change from being semi-pros to professionals that are becoming seamless.

“The people within the club are emotionally invested in the women’s team which is nice.

“I don’t think women that are many who integrate towards the males’s team get that feeling, so we’re extremely fortunate that people do.”

Shannon O'Brien says the Foxes aim to win 14 games on the bounce

The Foxes arrival that is the WSL next term will see some of the team’s younger players get their first taste of top-flight competition.

Among them is Shannon O’Brien, who in November was juggling a job as a shop that is co-op whilst playing for Coventry United before her January move.7

Shannon O’Brien states the Foxes try to win 14 games in the bounce

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The midfield ace, 19, made an impact that is instant a brace in her second appearance in a 7-0 trouncing of London Bees.

O’Brien said: “At the beginning of the season I was at Coventry and it was a relegation battle and I didn’t really get a lot of the ball.

“I wasn’t really thinking in a couple of months time you’re going to be lifting the trophy at the end of May. But now I’m here and winning the league.

Leicester and their WSL rivals are due to see their games shown on the BBC and Sky Sports next season

“All my friends and family are happy to see us get promoted. Everyone was like ‘see you on TV year’ that is next

“Going ahead we should win the two Championship games offering kept and progress to the following round of this FA Cup.”7

Leicester and their WSL competitors are due to see their games shown in the BBC and Sky Sports season that is next*)Credit: ©MI News & Sport Ltd

Leicester’s promotion comes days before the tenth anniversary of the WSL which is set to receive more exposure next term thanks to a £24million TV deal

And Heskey, who made 154 Leicester appearances between 1994 and 2000, believes the coverage could propel the careers of players across the top-flight.

Heskey believes the WSL's TV deal could help boost the careers of Leicester's players

Heskey added: “With this deal that is new the investment moving in you’ll actually push these players not merely at our club however in groups round the nation.”

7Heskey Believes the WSL’s TV deal could help boost the careers of Leicester’s players

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