Carly Telford: Notts County Ladies chasing Champions League spot

Carly Telford
Carly Telford returned from a dislocated shoulder in time to play in Notts County's Women's FA Cup final loss earlier this month

Goalkeeper Carly Telford believes a maiden Champions League berth is still within Notts County's reach.

Notts are five points adrift of second-placed Sunderland, who occupy the last European place, with three Women's Super League One games left.

Last term, three teams had the chance to win the title on the final day.

"There is still a Champions League place to play for. It will be another one that goes down to the last day," Telford told BBC Radio Nottingham.

Magpies look to maintain cup form
Notts County, the only side in Group Three with a 100% record, travel to Women's Super League Two side Aston Villa in the Continental Cup on Wednesday.
Rick Passmoor's Magpies have already beaten Villa once this term, winning 5-1 in the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals at Meadow Lane.

Notts, who ended title-chasing Manchester City's seven-game winning run in dramatic fashion on Sunday, face them again on the last day of the season.

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The Magpies also face league leaders Chelsea, with their final home match of their WSL campaign coming against Birmingham City next month.

Telford had a major part to play in last season's dramatic title climax, denying England team-mate Karen Carney from the penalty spot in a game that ended 2-2 and saw Birmingham City not only miss out on a maiden title, but also fall short of the Champions League places as well.

"Anything can happen in this league," Telford said. "The twists and turns in this league are unbelievable."

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