Women's Super League preview: How West Ham Women are shaping up for new season

Alisha Lehmann scored six goals in 20 Women's Super League appearances last season (PA Images)
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West Ham Women will swap the 2,000-capacity Rush Green Stadium for the 60,000 seater London Stadium when they play Tottenham on September, 29.

Manager Matt Beard and his players will be looking to build on an impressive seventh place finish which they achieved in their first Women's Super League campaign last season.

They will also be hoping 20-year-old Alisha Lehmann can fill the boots of Jane Ross, who scored seven times for The Hammers last season before moving to Manchester United.

West Ham United Women FC

Home Grounds: Hornchurch Stadium, Rush Green Stadium

LAST SEASON

Position: 7th

Played: 20

Won: 7

Lost: 11

Drew: 2

Points: 23

MANAGER

Head Coach: Matt Beard (England)

Players In

Courtney Brosnan (goalkeeper, Le Havre), Cecilie Kvamme (defender, IL Sandviken), Katharina Baunach (defender, Wolfsburg), Laura Vetterlein (defender, SC Sand), Kenza Dali (midfielder, Dijon), Jacynta Galabadaarachchi (forward, Perth Glory), Martha Thomas (forward, Le Havre)

Players Out

Becky Spencer (goalkeeper, Tottenham), Ria Percival (defender, Tottenham), Vyan Sampson (defender, London City Lionesses), Claire Rafferty (left-back, retired), Lucienne Reichardt (midfielder, retired), Brianna Visalli (midfielder, Birmingham City), Rosie Kmita (winger, London Bees), Jane Ross (striker Manchester United)

SQUAD

Goalkeepers

Anna Moorhouse - England

Courtney Brosnan - USA

Defenders

Cecile Kvamme - Norway

Katharina Baunach - Germany

Gilly Flaherty - England

Brooke Hendrix - USA

Erin Simon - USA

Laura Vetterlein - Germany

Midfielders

Kenza Dali - France

Kate Longhurst - England

Tessel Middag - Netherlands

Julia Simic - Germany

Cho So-hyun - Korea

Forwards

Esme de Graaf - Netherlands

Jacynta Galabadaarachchi - Australia

Leanne Kiernan - Ireland

Alisha Lehmann - Switzerland

Adriana Leon - Canada

Martha Thomas - USA

First Game:

Arsenal, September 8, 2.30pm at Meadow Park