BLACKBURN Rovers Ladies have appointed former player Amanda Goodwin as part of their new-look management team.

Goodwin, who played for Rovers for one season, will work alongside Gemma Donnelly.

After spending several years coaching at Rovers’ Girls Centre of Excellence Goodwin is delighted to be making the step up to first-team level.

She said: “Having played for both Rovers and Manchester City, I am used to setting high standards and we will be expecting that from all of our players.

“I will be working closely with Gemma, assisting each other in managerial and coaching roles.

“We have a big challenge to get from where we are now to where we want to be but if we can get everyone on board I’m sure we can be successful.”

Meanwhile, Rovers Ladies booked their place in the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Women’s Challenge Cup with a 5-0 win over Blackburn Community Sport Club as Katie Anderton netted her 200th goal for the club.

Anderton opened the scoring before Danni Young doubled the advantage and a Rio Hardy hat-trick sealed the win.