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Although a cancelled league fixture this weekend did not help their preparations, Derby County manager Steve Hall is upbeat about the visit of Chelsea in the Fifth Round of the F.A.Women's Cup on Sunday.
"l hope it will be an entertaining FA Cup Fifth Round tie," he said. "As one of only two Combination League sides left in the competition, it seems fitting that we drew one of the Premier League high fliers to reward us for all our efforts so far.
"We are under no illusions how difficult the task will be as we match up against an array of internationals at various levels including players from the current England squad. Some of our opponents have won Premier Leagues, FA Cups, UEFA cups and attended World Cups and have set their sights on challenging Arsenal's dominance of women's football. Despite this I can assure you that the squad has been looking forward to this game since the draw was made and are excited about having the opportunity to play against these players and hope to put in one of the performances of the season.
"There have been many a Cup occasion where the underdogs have triumphed over far higher opposition, so let's hope there is another bit of magic left in this year's FA Cup story, let's give the girls as much support as you can and you just never know..........."
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