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Montemurro – The challenge that I’ve set Roord | Interview | News

Jill Roord delivered a faultless performance in our 6-1 win over Reading on Sunday.

Not only did she hit her first-trick for the club, applying the finishing touches to some wonderful team moves, but she was also strong in the tackle and calculated in possession.

“When I signed Jill I saw someone very special,” Joe Montemurro said. “I saw someone with immense ability especially to find space, but also to play higher up, protect the ball and find the pass, which is very important.

“It was good last year that we got her a lot of football and we worked on her defensive phase. The big thing we are looking for from Jill is to find that level and maintain it, she can float in and out of games sometimes and become complacent because she is so talented.

“I’ve given her that challenge this week to make a seven or eight out of 10 as her base and everything else above that is a bonus. She has understood that challenge and hopefully we’ll see more of what we saw today throughout the season.”

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