Huddersfield Town Women FC stalwart Kate Mallin believes chasing cup glory on two fronts has sparked their season into life.

The Terriers took time to find their form this season but progress in the FAWNL Cup and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Cup – which they won last year – helped new players bed in.

Town go to Wolves in the League Cup quarter-finals on Sunday February 5 (2.00) and Mallin said: “We’ve settled down after a slow start and obviously our various cup runs have helped. We’ve lost a couple of our big players but hopefully the youngsters can come through and keep our form going.”

On getting through to another County Cup semi-final she added: “We are the highest ranked club still in the competition and should be favourites to win it but our opponents will be doing everything they can to stop us.” 

Mallin is 33 now and made her first team debut aged just 15. Town’s longest-serving player said: “My season is going ok. I’d like to score more goals but at least I’m still assisting others.

“I hope to keep my form through to the end of the season and the tough run of games we have coming up.”

Town went out of the FA Cup in January after losing at Birmingham City.