HANNAH Campbell believes Bradford City Women need to be more ruthless if they are to get three points tomorrow.

The Bantams host fourth-placed Northern Division rivals Stoke City in the FA Women's Premier League, still licking their wounds after elimination from the SSE Women's FA Cup last weekend.

Despite leading Leicester 1-0 for the majority of their clash, Bradford crashed out by conceding twice in the final ten minutes – but Campbell believes it was a game they could have put to bed much earlier.

"In the first half we controlled the game really well but in the last 15 minutes of the second half we let our standards drop and Leicester took advantage," said the forward, who rejoined from Huddersfield in November.

"I think we need to finish teams off early when we are on top and push right to the end."

Despite the result, Campbell was upbeat about the game, which was City's first competitive run-out since before Christmas.

"There were many positives for us to take away from it, plus we were missing a few players," she said.

Midfielder Abi Lee was absent through illness, while goal-scorer Ellie White came off at half-time with a shoulder injury.

Yet with the former player fit for the visit of Stoke and the latter fighting to be as well, City will be boosted going into what is sure to be another tough game.

"Stoke are a strong side and are above us in the table, so it will be a close game with lots of battles," said Campbell.

"We need to do what we do best – be strong, be physical and play our football. If we do that, there is no doubt we will walk away with the three points."