Leicester Women’s ace Holly Morgan aims for FA Cup upset against Man City

HOLLY MORGAN is part of a unique family set-up at Leicester City Women’s football club.

The Foxes ace is the only captain of a Women’s Championship side managed by a head coach who is also her brother.

On Sunday Morgan, 27, will skipper a group of Leicester players attempting to pull off a quarter-final shock in the Women’s FA Cup.

And the centre-back, who shares her surname with her famous counterpart in Brendan Rodgers’ team, is aiming to defeat one of the Women’s Super League big guns.

The Foxes captain and her team-mates, who include former Reading ace Remi Allen, will take on Manchester City for a place in the FA Cup’s semis.

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And the centre-back, who has been with Leicester since age 11, was in a bullish mood before the clash with a side which includes two World Cup winners.

Morgan said: “Man City are solid team and that was before the signings they've made.

“With the new signings, they've only got stronger and better. But at the end of the day, we're excited about the fixture.

“We're there to compete and we're there to show that we're not just making up the numbers.

“We're there to progress further into FA Cup and we're ready to put on a show.”


2020 has been a year of big changes for Leicester, who are currently second in the Women's Championship and aiming for WSL promotion.

Foxes icon Emile Heskey, 42, was appointed the team's football ambassador.

And the squad became a professional outfit this term after being acquired by the King Power owners of Leicester’s Prem side.

We have a very good working dynamic and there is a lot of trust in Holly as captain

The Morgan family have been at the heart of these transformations with Holly’s father Rohan as the club chair, her sister Jade working as general manager, and her brother Jonathan as team boss.

And the former Hinckley United player has no qualms about managing a side captained by his sister.

But the Foxes manager reckons it can sometimes be “an easy Achilles heel”.

Jonathan said: "I've been doing it (coaching Holly) for six years now with lots of positives and a couple of negatives. 

"There's obviously not being too soft on her so people think, ‘oh, why are you being soft on her?’

“It's an easy get out of jail card for people sometimes and it is an easy Achilles heel because she's my sister.

“But we have a very good working dynamic and there is a lot of trust in Holly as captain.”

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