Taylor: Euros star Kelly back to her best and reaping rewards of competition
Euro 2020 heroine Chloe Kelly is back to her best and seeing the benefits of the competition in the Man City squad, says manager Gareth Taylor.
Kelly, the scorer of England's winning goal in the Euro 2021 final at Wembley last summer, has bounced back from an ACL injury which ruled her out of almost all of last season for her club to start 10 of their 11 WSL games this term.
The 25-year-old netted in City's 7-0 thrashing of Sheffield United in the FA Cup last weekend, capping a rich vein of form for the winger which has seen her more than double her league minutes for the club from last season, with barely half of this campaign played and Leicester City next up on Sky Sports this weekend.
After another poor start to the season and back-to-back defeats, City are now on a run of nine league games without defeat with Kelly playing her part in their resurgence - with the likes of Australian international Hayley Raso pushing her for a place in the side too.
"I'm really pleased to see her in this rich vein of training really well and contributing, and looking like she really enjoyed herself last Sunday," Taylor said.