BRADFORD City Women’s manager, Chris Hames, wants to establish stability with his side before looking beyond.

Hames was denied his a debut win against Liverpool Feds who downed his new team, 1-0, at the Mitton Group Stadium.

The female Bantams have endured a turbulent season so far, only winning one of their eight fixtures in the Northern WPL Division One, leaving them rock bottom.

However, the new City boss is confident that his side can make the small steps required to eventual revert their fortunes after seeing what squad he has to work with.

Hames said: "Everything we have focussed on - since I arrived - has been around stabilising and steadying the ship and hopefully beginning to build a base and getting some ground work in place.

"It has been a challenge, so far, and will continue to be, but is one I am massively looking forward to.

"It has been brilliant, so far, meeting the girls and getting to know them.

He added: "We have to get the principles and the basics right before we can start doing anything on top of that.

"You never really come into a job in any walk of football where things are all rosy and perfect.

"The idea of taking on a challenge like this is even better and more exciting. The sky is the limit for us and there is so much room to grow and move upwards.

"It has been a very tough 18 months for the club but we hope to be able to slowly start making positive steps to change that."

City women will aim to kick start their season this Sunday (December 8), when they host ninth-placed Norton and Stockton (2.00pm).