Soccer: Lady Devils welcome key inclusions

Beth Taylor will return for Ballarat Lady Devils this week.
Beth Taylor will return for Ballarat Lady Devils this week.

BETH Taylor, Laura Brady and Jordyn Donald headline the returns for the Ballarat Lady Devils in this weekend's crucial clash against Doncaster.

The Ballarat Scrap Metal Lady Devils will attempt to claw their way further up the FFV women's state league one ladder in Sunday's round 10 match at Anderson Park.

Taylor is set to make a return to the senior squad after being sidelined for the past two seasons with a recurring knee injury.

Donald will spend time in the development squad before coming off the bench for the seniors, while Brady's return will be exclusive to the development team.

Senior coach Rick Romein is confident his side will remain competitive against an outfit that handed the Lady Devils a 5-0 defeat in the opening round of the season.

However, Romein has targeted several aspects that the Reds need to address to get the win.

"It will require all the girls to make better decisions in tight contests," he said.

"The wide players will need to cut down the turnovers that have been occurring in recent games and the midfielders will need to be aware of risk getting the ball to the forwards."

Ballarat's senior outfit sits in eight spot on the ladder, three points behind Doncaster in seventh.

The Reds under-16 squad has a strong chance to jump up the ladder when they play host to bottom placed side at home at 11.30am.

Kyra Cooney-Cross will be welcomed back into the side after a successful stint with Vic Country in the under-13 national championships.


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