Watford Ladies head coach Clinton Lancaster has called for supporters to be part of something "amazing" as they face Keynsham Town Ladies on Sunday as part of women's football weekend.

Lancaster was recently installed in the Golden Girls hot seat in September after Armand Kavaja took a step back and has told the club website he is proud to be a part of the development of the women's game.

With the men's matches currently interrupted by the international break, the Football Association have branded this Saturday and Sunday as Women's Football Weekend and Lancaster has urged more fans to watch the Golden Girls and help make more of a difference than they already have.

“The fans have made a big difference for us this season,” he said.

“The support we had when we were away to Chichester was amazing, we could hear them singing throughout the whole game. It pushes the girls in the game and really shows to them they are playing for a reason.

“Women's football is on the rise, and we want to be part of it. We are part of it. Please come down, show your support and you can be part of it too.

“It’s great being the Head Coach of this fantastic team, and it is something I am very proud of. I love coming to training every week and the atmosphere is great. The players have reacted brilliantly to the changes we’ve made, and we have been on a great run of late which, of course, we want to continue."

The Hornets have won seven of their nine league games to date and currently sit in second place in the league, with a game in hand over table-toppers Crawley.

Lancaster puts their success down to leadership and experience on the pitch, as well as a noticeable improvement in their finishing.

“We have a lot of leaders in the group which is something I wanted to encourage in the players,” he said.

“It is so important that the younger players have those types of more experienced players to learn from. Having that blend can only benefit the team and is one of the main differences with regards to last season. It helps us massively to have players who are experienced as they know what it takes to achieve success.

“It’s so pleasing to see that we are being more clinical in the final third. We have worked a lot on our creativity and finishing, and it’s always pleasing to see when sessions are paying off and coming together.

“What is really good to see is the variety of the goals we are scoring and the quality of the build-up play. We cannot afford to ease up so we will continue to work on these areas throughout the season."

The game against Keynsham on Sunday is one of just two league matches for the Hornets between now and January, before they start the second part of the season.

With them in a good position to finish near the top of the table, Lancaster knows there is still plenty to play for.

“We know how important it is to finish the year well and by the time we play these two games," he said.

"We would have played everyone once which will give us a really good idea of where we sit in terms of the league this season. If we can win all three, we will be set up to attack 2020 from a great position.”