Women's Super League Preview: How Birmingham City are shaping up for the new season

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Birmingham City are likely to be one of the dark horses this season but as the last campaign showed, they can get very close to springing a real surprise.

The Blues were impressive as they finished in fourth, and just two points behind Chelsea and just outside the Champions League places.

They have seen a wealth of activity in the recent transfer window and while they could be light in defence, they will hope to show the qualities that saw them concede only 17 goals last term.

Home Ground: Damson Park

LAST SEASON

Position: 4th

Played: 20

Won: 13

Lost: 6

Drew: 1

Points: 40

MANAGER

Marta Tejedor (Spain)

Players In

Adrienne Jordan (defender, Atalanta), Brianna Visalli (midfielder, West Ham), Claudia Walker (midfielder, Everton, after initial loan deal), Rebecca Holloway (midfielder, Nashville Rhythm), Lucy Whipp (attacking midfielder, St John's University), Abbi Grant (forward, Anderlecht)

Players Out

Aoife Mannion (defender, Manchester City), Meaghan Sargeant (defender, Bristol City), Paige Williams (defender, released), Hayley Ladd (midfielder, Manchester United), Marisa Ewers (midfielder, Aston Villa), Lucy Quinn (forward, Tottenham), Emma Follis (forward, Aston Villa), Shania Hayles (forward, Aston Villa), Ellen White (striker, Manchester City), Charlie Wellings (striker, Bristol City)

SQUAD

Goalkeepers

1  Alexandra Brooks - England

29  Hannah Hampton - England

Defenders

3  Meaghan Sargeant - England

6  Kerys Harrop - England

Adrienne Jordan - USA

23  Harriet Scott - Republic of Ireland

Midfielders

7  Chloe Arthur - Scotland

8  Sarah Mayling - England

18  Connie Scofield - England

24  Paris McKenzie - England

28   Heidi Logan - England

37  Lucy Staniforth - England World Cup Squad

Abbi Grant - Scotland

Rebecca Holloway - Northern Ireland

Brianna Visalli - Republic of Ireland

Forwards

17  Rachel Williams - England

20  Claudia Walker - England - ON LOAN

Lucy Whipp - England

First Game

Everton Ladies, September 8, 2pm at Damson Park