Burnley FC Women are back in league action this Sunday as Middlesbrough Women FC visit Padiham.

Burnley are currently fourth in the Northern Premier Division and enter the fixture having lost only two of their nine games played. Middlesbrough are seventh but will be feeling confident having secured recent wins over Fylde Ladies and Nottingham Forest Women in their last two fixtures played.

Burnley FC Women First Team Manager, Matt Bee said: “It’s good to return to league action following a break for cup fixtures.

“The players will have learnt a lot from last time out against Leicester City Women in the FA Cup. It is a case of them learning from the game and working hard as a group to keep improving week by week in line with our structure.

“The game against Middlesbrough is a good chance for us to put in a performance against a good side who are certainly on the up.”

This weekend the women’s game has joined the Premier League and EFL in announcing its support for the Heads Up campaign, following unanimous backing from the women’s professional game Board, leagues and the clubs.

Launched by The FA and spearheaded by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the Heads Up campaign harnesses the influence and popularity of football to encourage more people to feel comfortable talking about, and taking action to improve, their mental health.

Everybody at Burnley FC Women is proud to support the initiative and raise awareness of this important topic.

Kick-off is 2pm on Sunday 9th February and the game will take place at Padiham FC’s Ruby Civil Arena, 16 Well Street, Padiham, Burnley, BB12 8LE. Entrance is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s.