SWINDON Town Ladies manager Leonie Wade is looking for her team to put last Sunday’s disappointing start to the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division behind them.

Town opened up their season with an 8-0 home defeat to Coventry United and tomorrow they make the trip to Queens Park Rangers - the only side to do worse than Wade’s team as they suffered a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of Crystal Palace.

And while Wade feels the team is not where she would like it to be, she has taken plenty of positives from the progress that he has seen.

“I don’t think we’re quite where I would like us to be or where we need to be for the start of the season and there have been a lot of changes in the summer with the new management team and lots of players leaving and new ones coming in,” she said.

“We are getting there and I am trying to look at the bigger picture and we are trying to build something that will continue over the next four or five years.

“Sunday was only our first game of the season and there was a lot to take away from it.

“It’s been a tough start since I arrived, I have been on holiday and my husband is a coach so it has been a case of trying to work out what players we need and where we need to focus our attentions.”

While Wade will be hoping for victory in west London, the focus will be on how her side play.

“We face QPR this weekend, which will be a good test for us but I will be focussing on the performance and how the girls cope with the challenge rather than winning or scoring lots of goals,” Wade said.

“We have got some good players but it is about getting to grips with the standard we are playing at and the realisation that it is a difficult league.”