Bristol City star Abi Harrison sends return warning to WSL after best day of her life
The temptation is to label this a redemption story.
But lets be clear: Abi Harrison has not returned to the Womens Super League to redeem anything. The 25-year-old Bristol City striker isnt concerning herself with lost time and its recoupment. Neither is this about validation for a team bidding to confound football's status quo as one of two top-flight women's side without respective Premier League backing (Leicester City is the other).
Harrison has returned to the WSL with Bristol City Women after two seasons grafting outside the top-flight for nothing more than simple enjoyment.
If thats your clich answer, then it is," the Scotland international tells the Mirror. We need to know our place, know our worth. Were not there to make up numbers. But if people think we need to redeem ourselves, if people think were a write off from the start, thats on them. Ive experienced the highs and lows of Bristol City in four and a half years. So first and foremost, I want to enjoy this.
You can be forgiven for feeling that Harrison not wanting to tie anything grander to her hard-fought return to the top-flight can risk feeling underwhelming, or maybe even a tactical ruse.