Doncaster Belles: Beth England hails impact of new boss

Beth England
Beth England

Midfielder Bethany England has hailed the early impact of new Doncaster Rovers Belles boss Glen Harris.

The 20-year-old, who was the club’s joint top-scorer last season with Sue Smith on 14 goals, was part of the Belles side that just missed out on promotion into FAWSL1 on the final day of last season.

Harris, who replaced Gordon Staniforth following his departure in October, steered the Belles to a win in their first competitive game this season - a 3-0 FA Women’s Cup victory over London Bees in early February.

And Doncaster ace England, who is studying for an LLB law degree at BPP University’s base in the centre of Manchester, believes there is much more to come from former Lincoln City Ladies chief Harris.

“Glen is great. I think he is an outstanding coach,” said England, who is entering her fifth season with the Belles.

“He’s very approachable and I feel he connects well with the players.

“He is continuously giving us feedback from our performances in games as well as training.

“He knows what he expects from the players and vice versa.

“I think bringing him into the club was great for the Belles and I have no doubt that his impact will be apparent come the end of the season.”

n Belles will travel to Bradford City in the fourth round of the FA Women’s Cup.

The Bantams beat FC Reedswood 5-0 on Sunday.

The tie will take place at AFC Thackley on Sunday, March 8.