Dan McNamara understands the task facing his Wolves Women side this Sunday as they aim to reach the fifth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for the first time in two decades.
The manager has already masterminded two incredible victories over third-tier Nottingham Forest and Watford to set his fourth-tier side up with a cup clash against Women’s Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.
Although McNamara believes Watford – who his side comfortably beat 4-1 last weekend – are capable at competing in the second-tier, he admits the challenge Blackburn pose will be unlike anything they have faced so far in the competition.
On a stunning performance against Watford last weekend
“I’ve been telling people that this group of girls and this club have been worthy of a place in tier three for the last two years.
“I was impressed by the way they applied themselves and I was impressed by the quality on show, but I wasn’t shocked or surprised – I see it week in, week out. I was just delighted that they keep getting a bigger stage to show people what they are capable of.
“They don’t want this season to end. We’ve had league moments taken away from us yet again, so this is the only thing they have left to really fight for, and you can see that out on the pitch.
“It’s evident they want this season to continue. It’s the first time we’ve got to the fourth round in god knows how many years, so it’s just a fantastic achievement and the girls deserve all the credit.”