Pre-Match Report

Ladies: Doncaster v Arsenal - Preview

Dan Carter v Man City
Dan Carter in action against Manchester City

Dan Carter is expecting a tough test on when Arsenal Ladies head north to face Doncaster Belles on Thursday night.

The Gunners haven’t been in action since September 11, during which time Manchester City have lifted the Women’s Super League title.

However, the England forward remains committed to the competition and is more than aware that Doncaster have everything to play for.

“Doncaster are fighting for survival, they need to win so we are expecting a big fight,” Carter said.

“I am aware they have not picked up any points, they’re a new team to the league so it’s a different challenge for us.

With three games of the season left to play Arsenal occupy third place, level on points with fourth-placed Birmingham but with a game in hand.

Despite lifting the FA Cup after scoring the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley in May, Carter readily admits that the season’s end has been an anti-climax.

“Obviously we won the FA Cup but for our standards it’s not good enough, we want to be challenging for all the cups and in the league as well, and we only won one this year.

“We have had a long time in this transition stage and we need to get back to winning ways.”

For updates on the action at the Keepmoat Stadium, follow @ArsenalLadies on Twitter and follow the #ALFC hashtag - kick-off is at 19:00.

(With thanks to Katie Falkingham and Sportsbeat)

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