In a new feature, West Ham United Women’s manager Paul Konchesky is encouraging supporters to come and watch his side in action in the Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) against Aston Villa this weekend. 

I think we’ve had a great season so far. Reaching the semi-finals of the Continental Tyres League Cup, important wins against Spurs, Villa and a brilliant draw with Arsenal – they’ve all been highlights. 

Key to that success is the fact we’re one big team, one big family and that’s the way it should be. There’s a fantastic atmosphere at the Chigwell Construction Stadium (Dagenham & Redbridge) and we’ve all felt the support from our fans. You are all part of our family.

Going over to the fans at the end of matches and chatting with them is always special. We really appreciate the support we receive home and away. The atmosphere at the Arsenal game, in particular, where we broke our attendance record at Dagenham, was brilliant.

We’ve got a really tough WSL match against Aston Villa this weekend and we’d love to have you there with us. We’re looking to pick up a positive result to continue our pursuit of finishing as high up the table as we possibly can. 

We’ve played Aston Villa twice already this season, winning our first meeting in the WSL 2-1, before being beaten on penalties a few weeks ago in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. We know the quality they have within their squad and we’re working hard this week to make sure we’re fully prepared for a big game. 

We’re looking to bounce back after a 2-1 defeat to Reading last Sunday, a game in which we were unlucky to lose. We weren’t able to take the chances that fell our way in the first half and I hope we are more clinical against Aston Villa this weekend. 

We have three other massive home matches coming up in the WSL as we will take on Liverpool and Chelsea in April, plus Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of the season at the end of May. These matches will all be key in determining where we finish in the table. 

You can get your tickets for the Aston Villa and Liverpool matches now - available from just £13 for Adults and £5 for Juniors. As always, thank you for your support. Come on your Irons!

Paul Konchesky

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