Wed 16.May 2012 14:03 Tanya Taylor,
England: FA Cup Final Countdown
Laura Bassett, the captain of Birmingham
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Birmingham and Chelsea captain’s Laura Bassett and Carly Telford are raring to go for the FA Women’s Cup Final after spending a day in Bristol promoting the game that will take place at Ashton Gate on Saturday 26th May.

The two players visited Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium before touring the local media, as the City of Bristol prepares to welcome the FA Women’s Cup Final for the very first time.

Chelsea captain Telford was quick to praise the quality of the pitch at Ashton Gate and believes that will add to the quality of the game:

"We can't wait to come to Bristol! It's our first FA Cup Final and no-one expected us to beat Arsenal, so we're excited to be part of it.

“The pitch at Ashton Gate looks incredible so I'm looking forward to playing on it. It should be a very good match against two very good teams."

Meanwhile Birmingham skipper Bassett is also excited about the prospect of leading her club out on their debut appearance in this showpiece Final:

"This is the first FA Cup Final that Birmingham have been in for both the men's and women's teams, so it's a pretty big day for the club!

“We're so excited to be coming to Bristol - not only is it great for our fans to come down and enjoy the day, but with The Risk performing, it makes it a great day out for the whole family and makes it more of an event overall."

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