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Giddings: From how we began to now the improvement is clear, but results must turn

October 15, 2018

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Georgie Giddings who has captained the side since Leanne has been out of action was disappointed in yesterday's result but knows that each and every game the team bit by bit will improve and in the long run this will bring success.


Millwall initially done well to go into the lead at half time after Beth's outrageous free kick but found themselves with another defeat after a second half comeback by the foxes. "I think it’s just a bit of inexperience within the team, it’s a learning curve for everybody and it’s just frustrating that’s we have conceded again from two set pieces and two silly mistakes but they’re young and they played well for the other 89 and a half minutes."


For the second time this season it took a wonder goal to beat the side, Georgie admits the experience they will gain is invaluable from these games but right now they are disappointed. "Like I’ve said it’s just about experience, they’ll learn from it and build on from it, we’ve got 24 new players and only 2 players remained, myself and Leanne, Out of them 24 only one had regular first team football in this league and that was Evie at Bees. This club is so a good opportunity to learn from and these players will eventually see the progress in their game. But at the moment the defeats are just very tough to take."


With such a young squad this season this season will come as a massive learning curve for the players, but Georgie believes this will only help them in the long run. "Yeah of course, you can look at it in one of two ways, I can either stand here and say they’re young and that it’s a negative but on the flip side we’ve got good staff behind us and girls that are talented at their age and we are competing now the league. We’ve lost by one goal, we’re not being thumped at all, however it’s now the time to start pushing on and those with experience like myself to bring them up to speed and keep pushing on from that."


Georgie and Leanne know Millwall through and through and Georgie believes both their experience will help the youngsters but they must take some responsibility too of themselves. "We are always helping and encouraging the players but it also has to come from them as well, they’re not bad players but a certain part of it had to come from within to want to drive yourself. There’s only so much we can do with our squad with such a big group of young players."


Beth opened the scoring for Millwall and Georgie had no hesitation in applauding the young midfielder. "Beth’s a good player who works hard at training, she can play with both feet and is very talented and she’s great to play with, but also Freya as well, I thought the 3 of us in the middle today played well, there was less ball watching and of course for Beth hopefully that goal can stir her on to only go and get more."


Georgie sees the squad coming together and while it is frustrating at the moment, the standards they set each other are high and results will turn. "We’ve only been together for two months really, you can welcome in 5,6 new players but when it’s 20 odd it becomes a challenge, up until deadline day when the majority signed we were still bribing players in. Despite that we do have high standards of each other and were honest."

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