Mick Mulhern

Manager thrilled with Super League status

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by Ashley Houghton

Boss Mulhern delighted for players.

Sunderland WFC manager Mick Mulhern says he is ‘absolutely thrilled’ that the Lady Black Cats have secured Women’s Super League (WSL) status for the 2014 campaign. 

The girls have worked really, really hard and they deserve their opportunity at the top level.

- Mick Mulhern

Mulhern’s side currently ply their trade in the FA Women’s Premier League and, after failing in their bid for Super League status last year, they have dominated their current division, losing only once.

Mulhern told safc.com it was just reward for the club’s effort in securing league status in women’s football’s elite division.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Mulhern said.

“The girls have worked really, really hard and they deserve their opportunity at the top level.”

The Lady Black Cats look set to play in Division Two of the WSL and Mulhern is pleased with the grading which he says gives them chance to get used to football at a higher level.

“I’m not too disappointed by being put in Division Two,” he added.

“It will give us a taste of what to expect and we can also build on what we have got so we’re at the right level for the future.”

And, though Mulhern could not hide his delight at the grading, he has urged his girls to ensure they don’t take their eye off the ball in the remaining four games of the Women’s Premier League.

“The first thing we have to concentrate on is the fact we have four games left that we need to win to ensure we win the league.

“It’s my job to make sure the girls remain focussed and that they don’t take their eyes off the ball.”