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Match Update: Tottenham Hotspur v Blues

The Club maintain the position that we would be putting our players at risk of further injury and jeopardise their wellbeing in pursuit of fixture fulfilment.

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The Club can confirm that in light of a recent and unprecedented shortage of player availability, we are unable to fulfil our WSL fixture with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. 

As a professional football club we have a duty of care to our players. Their welfare is at the centre of this decision and it is a conclusion we never wanted to reach.

However, it has been well documented that Carla Ward’s side has been the victim of an unfortunate and extraordinary run of injuries and despite our best efforts to field a team this weekend, it would be irresponsible to do so.

The Club maintain the position that we would be putting our players at risk of further injury and jeopardise their wellbeing in pursuit of fixture fulfilment. This is not a concession we are willing to make.

An application for a postponement was submitted to the FA but this request was denied. 

We are aware of the ramifications of this decision but contest that we are also bound by an obligation to preserve our players health and safety, above all else. 

Carla Ward has bolstered her squad this week with the addition of a new signing and the medical department will continue to nurse the ever-growing list of injured players, back to full fitness. 

We are keen to reiterate that this is not a decision we have made without full consideration but are certain that it is the correct, one given our severe circumstances.

The Club will liaise with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur to come to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties involved. 

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