This will be Tejdor’s first taste of FA Cup action and she is looking forward to a new challenge


Birmingham City Women start their Women’s FA Cup journey on Sunday as they travel to Yeovil Town Ladies, looking to progress to the quarter-finals.

New manager Marta Tejedor’s reign started in stunning fashion against Chelsea, with an enthralling 3-2 victory thanks to Ellen White’s last-minute winner on her return from injury.

She said: “It was great for me to win my first game in charge on Sunday against Chelsea, that was a great way to start. But every week we have a different challenge and one week you can be really high and then the other very low. Now the game is over, it’s happened, and it was very nice, but we must keep working hard.”

This will be Tejdor’s first taste of FA Cup action and she is looking forward to a new challenge. Blues will face Yeovil for the second time this season, having beaten them 2-1 at Solihull Moors.

Second-half goals from Lucy Staniforth and Charlie Wellings secured all three points for the Blues – a game which Tejedor has analysed in depth.

She said:I think in the long term you will realise where the team is at, so this is another opportunity to watch the team against new opposition. We have already played against a very big team in Chelsea and now it will be interesting to see them against a team that’s not in the top three.”

It is also only Tejedor’s second week in England and she has not enjoyed the cold weather that has hit Birmingham. However, the 50-year-old has been enjoying her time with the team, as she looks to implement new ideas.

I do not like the weather!” she joked. “Some people have told me that there will be a summer, but it won’t be any time soon, so I’m waiting for that.

“Other than the weather, the staff and players have been really lovely to me since my arrival and have taken care of me. I’m enjoying it so far.”