Emile Heskey has stepped in to take over from Jonathan Morgan who was sacked from his position as manager of Leicester Women that this season has seen a massive struggle and after eight games still without a single point in the hat and bottom of the league.
Emile Heskey will step in from his current position as head of development of women football at Leicester. Michael Makoni and Holly Morgan have also left the club both were part of Jonathan Morgan’s coaching staff.
Leicester City women opened their season away to Aston Villa defeated 1-2 in the end after taking the lead from a Natasha Flint goal making her an historical figure in the history of LCFC Women.
Four players were given their debuts. Abbie McManus, Georgia Brougham, Molly Pike and Jess Sigsworth. Leicester did start cleverly but had to see their first game ending pointless, again a grand experience and hopefully wins and points will come in the games coming up.
Jonathan Morgan fielded the team in a 3-5-2 set up, and hopefully he will get this moving on in the next game coming up against Manchester United on the 12th of September.
You can as always follow up on all these games from our season page.
Leicester City fielded a team with Kirstie Level in goal, signed from Everton before last season doing her 2nd season for the club, with the 24 year old being the ultimate first choice. Abby Marie McManus picked up a yellow as one of three players to get booked in the away team.
With the two others ending in the book of the ref, Tierney and Brougham, seeing all three in the back getting a yellow. Barker, Cain and Bailey-Gayle were all substituted with Devlin, Howard and Paul coming in.
So far a number of new players have arrived with Jenna Purfield being the latest addition joining from Bristol City and with her background and international experience at different levels, it will help in staying up, which must be the ultimate goal.
Jess Sigsworth has also signed coming from Man Utd after three seasons with them. There are of course great excitement going into this season and competing in the Super League. 12 clubs and all of them connected and in alliance with mens teams of league clubs.
The fixtures of next season is yet to be announced, will be so on the 23rd of July and of course excitement in the wait for those games coming up. Leicester will for the first time in their clubs history field a team in the top flight of women.
Ashleigh Plumptre is the star of the squad previously been on the books at Notts County and LA Galaxy, joining in front of last season and born in Leicester. She has been capped at most England youth levels and at this time part of the u.23 set up.
Another player that hopefully will mark her name in the top flight is Natasha Flint, a prolific goalscorer who netted 17 goals in 20 games last season. The 24 year old joined from Blackburn last summer and her tally with Rovers was one to notice, 70 goals in 66 games. She has earlier played for Fylde Ladies and Man City, and it will be exciting to see how Flint will cope with Leicester and her top flight return.
The team that last season was heavily upgraded with King Power coming in on the owners side and integrated the women into the big picture. The women team will still be playing their home games at Quorn, Farley Way Stadium.