Nottingham Forest Women have drawn Manchester City in the Fourth Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
Andy Cook’s team secured their place in the next round with a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Sunday.
Goals from Rachel Brown and Becky Anderson saw Forest come from behind to beat the Potters and set up a massive clash.
The Citizens have a star-studded squad boasting several international players.
Ellen White, Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Georgia Stanway are just a few high-profile players within the ranks.
There will also be a familiar face in the dugout when City arrive in Nottinghamshire.
Gareth Taylor has been in charge of the team since 2020 and won the Women’s FA Cup during the same year.
City haven’t been in great form during 2021/22. They currently sit sixth in the WSL and are 12 points behind leaders Arsenal.
As a result, former Forest striker Taylor has seen his position come under scrutiny in the past few months.
City have won their last two games, however. They thrashed Aston Villa 5-0 and last weekend edged a five-goal thriller against Birmingham.
Forest currently sit fifth in the FA WPL and are playing some good football under Cook’s stewardship.
Led by captain Lyndsey Harkin, the Reds are unbeaten in their last five games and will go in search of an upset against City.
Exciting: City Ground should take centre-stage for FA Cup clash
The Women’s game is on the rise and Forest have placed huge emphasis in recent times on raising the profile of their team.
Under Cook they’re playing some great football and earlier in the season, they played at the City Ground for the first time.
- PRESSURE: Former Forest boss feels the heat
Given that City are a household name in the women’s game it seems certain that the FA Cup clash will be moved.
Eastwood Community typically houses the women’s team but for this clash, the City Ground has to host.
The team have been getting good attendances at their home this season and moving it to Trentside could see even more turnout in their droves.