Kelly Chambers says Reading FC Women are focused on league

Kelly Chambers
Kelly Chambers' Reading FC Women side have conceded just 10 goals in 13 league games this season

Reading FC Women boss Kelly Chambers says her side's only focus is trying to win promotion to Women's Super League One, despite their impressive cup form.

The Royals currently sit second in WSL 2, with five league matches remaining.

Reading know that a win at Watford on Sunday could see them reach the last eight of the Continental Cup, after a narrow 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Thursday.

"We've had a goal since the start of the season, and that's to just focus on the league," Chambers told BBC Sport.

"These (cup) games are important because they give people minutes and give us a chance to test ourselves against WSL 1 sides.

"But our focus is solely on getting out of WSL 2."

Reading currently lie third in Continental Cup Group One, with the top two in all three groups qualifying automatically for the quarter-finals, along with the two best third-placed sides.

Chambers' side have certainly not disgraced themselves against top-fight opposition in the group stage, losing 3-2 to Women's FA Cup winners Chelsea before wins over Millwall Lionesses and London Bees - as well as going close to earning a point at Arsenal.

"The movement of Arsenal was unbelievable," she added. "They were fantastic, the way they moved the ball.

"But, for a team that's training twice a week compared to a team that's training every day, I think we gave ourselves a really good account of ourselves."

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