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Thu 17 October 2019, 17:15|Tottenham Hotspur

Megan Wynne has underlined how the fierce levels of competition among the Spurs Women squad have only increased since the summer.

Part of our FA Women’s Championship promotion-winning group at the end of last season, Spurs fan Megan is proud at the way we’ve taken to life in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL), with impressive wins at home to Liverpool and away to West Ham already under our belts.

One of a number of players working hard in training to try to force her way into the side, the versatile midfielder, who first joined us in 2013 and is now in her third spell at the Club, came off the bench for her WSL debut and first appearance of the season in Sunday’s home defeat to Manchester United.

The final 3-0 scoreline somewhat diluted her joy at getting on the pitch, but the whole experience only heightened her desire to keep pushing forward, with so many talented players competing for places.

To step on the pitch, it means a lot to me and it’s a very proud moment in my career

Megan Wynne

"The result was not what we wanted and we can do better but for me, on a personal level, I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time. Finally just to step on the pitch, it means a lot to me and it’s a very proud moment in my career,” she said.

“It’s a very competitive environment here. In every training session you’ve got to be at your best because there are players in and around the squad that are pushing to get that starting shirt. Obviously there can only be 11 players on the pitch but we’ve all got to do our utmost to push those on the field and make them fight for it. Then we have to take our chances when we do get on. If it’s 10 minutes, 20 minutes or however long, you’ve got to make sure you’re pushing yourself to be the best you can be.

“We had a great squad last year but after bringing in some new additions, it’s even more competitive now. We’ve got players who have played at this level for a long time so for those of us who are new at this level, it’s about learning from those players, pushing ourselves and making sure we compete.”

Megan replaced Anna Filbey for the last 10 minutes against United, having last week returned from international duty with Wales alongside the defender and Josie Green, where Anna won her first cap with a Player of the Match performance in a 1-0 victory against Belarus.

“She came in and did really well away with Wales – she’s my room-mate so I’ve been looking after her!” smiled Megan. “It was a proud moment for me, seeing her step out, make her debut, do very well and come away with the Player of the Match award.”

Spurs Women visit West Ham in the Continental League Cup on Sunday, kick-off 3pm at Rush Green.