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Lindsay Johnson wants Everton to improve results

FA Women's Super League
Venue: Sincil Bank, Lincoln Date: Saturday, 30 April Kick-off: 1500 BST

Everton Ladies
Everton Ladies relax at the Sakinsu Fish Spa ahead of their trip to Lincoln

By Paul Garrity
BBC Radio Merseyside

Everton Ladies defender Lindsay Johnson says her team have to improve on their disappointing start to the inaugural Women's Super League season.

The Blues have drawn their opening two matches, against Liverpool and Doncaster, which leaves them seven points adrift of leaders Birmingham.

"We had a disappointing start to the season and we're not happy with our results in the first two games," Johnson, 30, told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"So it's just about rebuilding and getting a good result on Saturday."

Everton spent an afternoon at a fish spa in Liverpool ahead of Saturday's trip to Lincoln, as the Blues look to close the gap on the top sides in the division.

Mo Marley's team had hopes of success ahead of the new campaign, but suffered an FA Cup fifth-round defeat by Arsenal and were knocked out of the Champions League by German side Duisburg.

Despite the early set backs the England international still has hopes of clinching the WSL title, starting with a positive result at Sincil Bank on Saturday.

"It's still all to play for," said Johnson. "We know we're better than that and we haven't had a good start to the season but at the same time we haven't lost a game yet.

"We've played two games and we know we've got to go on from here and get better."

Lindsay Johnson
Johnson has won 43 caps for England since her debut in 2004

She continued: "I think Lincoln would have wanted a better start than they've had and I know they've had some tight games.

"They've made a lot of signings and they might take a bit of time to gel, but that's for them to sort out. We're just going to look at ourselves."

After her experience at the spa, Johnson admits it is something she would like to repeat during what will be a busy season for her and the team.

"Now I know what to expect, my reaction will be different when I put my feet in again," said Johnson.

"I'll be a lot more relaxed, and after the first couple of minutes it's been fine. It calmed down and it is a relaxing thing to do."

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