Rachael Laws: Sunderland Ladies 'relishing' Super League One bow
Sunderland goalkeeper Rachael Laws says the newly-promoted side are "relishing" the chance to play in Super League One.
Last year's WSL2 winners face the reigning champions Liverpool in the season-opener on Wednesday.
"Everyone wants to play in the top league in women's football," Laws, 24, told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
"To play the likes of Man City, Chelsea or Arsenal, is going to be massive for us. We can't wait to start. All the girls are relishing the challenge."
The Lady Black Cats won the WSL2 title by just two points last season to become the first promoted team since the formation of Women's Super League in 2011.
"Some of the team have had to sacrifice their jobs, but WSL1 is one that people could not really turn down," former Liverpool player Laws added.
Sunderland added former Everton player Brooke Chaplen to their squad on Monday and the 25-year-old utility player could make her debut at the Select Security Stadium on Wednesday.