Georgia Stanway: Her Time To Shine

Manchester City and England midfielder Georgia Stanway says she’s at a point in her career where she’d like to “master” just a single position on the pitch

Stanway, 23, is well known for her versatility and ability to perform consistently well wherever she is situated. However, speaking to the press ahead of the Arnold Clark Cup, the Manchester City star noted the difficulties that come with being so adaptable.

“It’s hard being versatile. Obviously its good for tournaments and when you’re talking about small squads and being about to fill-in if somebody’s injured.”

“But I’ve hit a point now where I want to knuckle down on one position, I want to try and become the best I can in that position.”

When asked exactly what position she prefers to play in, Stanway takes herself back to her roots in honouring the midfield role that started her career, the very role she has been performing so well in recently.

“Midfield. I’ve played there through the youth and age groups coming up through England. That’s where I started out my career at Manchester City. It’s been a difficult 15 months at Manchester City always having to fill in for people, but obviously we were unfortunate with injuries. Whether it be the fullback position, the wide position, even the nine position. I’ve played in a back three at times, I’ve been second choice goalkeeper!”

The 23-year-old touched on her current form at club level which has seen her become Manchester City’s all-time top scorer having now netted 64 goals for the Citizens.

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“With the past run of form I’ve had with Man City I’ve been experiencing the midfield and that’s where I’ve been doing well.”

“So I need to make that midfield position my own and come into myself a little bit, know what I’m good at and what I need to get better at and push on as the midfielder that I started out as.”

Stanway has joined up with the Lionesses and will take place in the Arnold Clark Cup. England’s second match is against Spain on 20th February at 15:15 (GMT) at Carrow Road Stadium, the game will be shown live on ITV4.