Mead eyeing up strong finish to difficult year

Sunderland star Beth Mead
Sunderland star Beth Mead
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Whitby football star Beth Mead is determined to finish the Women’s Super League (WSL) season as strongly as possible.

Mead’s Sunderland head into their final two WSL games safe from relegation but sitting second-bottom of the table.

It’s been a disappointing season for Mead as she’s only scored six goals for the Black Cats.

But she’s confident the goals and form will start to flow again sooner rather than later.

Mead said: “We’re officially safe from relegation now Doncaster Belles have been relegated, but the last few games are still crucial as we would like to end on a high and play with some pride.

“I’ve only scored six goals this season, which is not as many as I would have liked but I can always work on it for next season.”

Mead is still eyeing up a possible call for England’s Euro 2017 squad.

The tournament, which will be take place in Holland, kicks off in July.

Mead, who has spent time with some of England’s age-group sides in recent years, added: “I’m always being positive and willing to work hard to aim towards Euro 2017.

“I have spent a bit of time with the next generation squad, which is the development squad for England.

“I think I need to keep performing consistently in the top tier of the women’s super league, work hard keep my head down and hopefully the rewards will come.”

Mead has also been keeping an eye on the fortunes of her hometown club Whitby Town.

Town are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division Table.

Mead said: “Yes I have kept up to date with them and seen they’ve been doing well.

“I haven’t been to a game as of yet as I’m based up in Newcastle now, but if I’m back that way and they have a game i’ll be sure to go along.”