PREVIEW: Reading v Manchester City

Manchester City will be hoping to secure their qualification for next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League when they face Reading in their final league match of the season at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Cityzens go into the final day two points ahead of fourth-placed Manchester United with a superior goal difference. Gareth Taylor’s side know that as little as a point will secure them European football next season while they will qualify anyway in Manchester United do not beat Chelsea at Kingsmeadow.

Manchester City’s latest opponents Reading go into the game without the services of forward Emma Harries who is in the early stages of her recovery from long term injury. The Royals will say their farewells to attacker Natasha Harding who announced that she will be leaving the club this week while Brooke Chaplen has recently retired due to injury and is no longer a member of the squad.

There is good news on the injury front for Manchester City with Spanish midfielder Vicky Losada potentially set to be available for selection, although youngster Jess Park is more doubtful. The Cityzens remain without Karen Bardsley, Esme Morgan and Steph Houghton.

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Reading and Manchester City kicks-off at 12pm on Sunday afternoon.