She explained: "Keira Walsh has had this injury twice since she joined and now she's back playing - that's filled me with confidence I can do the same."

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Defender Abbie McManus made the step up from the Development Squad to the Manchester City Women's first-team in a 1-0 win over Everton at the Etihad Stadium back in May 2014, having made a substitute appearance for the Blues just days before in an away defeat to Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Since then, Prestwich-born McManus has become a first-team regular for Nick Cushing's side with a string of impressive performances.

Talented and still young, the defender will learn a lot from the experienced professionals around her and could become an integral part of the team if she continues to develop at her current rate.

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"I had surgery and the surgeon told me everything had gone really well. I have a few days rest now and rehab will begin on Friday."

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"Of course, I'm gutted to be missing the rest of the season," she stated. "I'd kept my shirt at centre-back and we'd been doing so well - defensively, with so many clean sheets as well as on the attacking front.

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Though calm and assured in possession, whilst strong and determined in tackles, McManus describes her best trait as her teamwork.

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She scored her first goal for the club with a stunning first-time effort against champions Liverpool Ladies in just her second start, unleashing an unstoppable effort into the top corner to give the home side the lead in the Continental Cup clash.

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Manager Nick Cushing and captain Steph Houghton have already expressed their disappointment at losing the Prestwich-born starlet.

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"I heard the crunch and I knew straight away something wasn't right.

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The England U23 player sustained an ankle injury in the 5-1 triumph over Notts County, which required an operation.

"It's disappointing to be injured when we're on such a good run but for me now, it's a personal battle to get back playing.

Though naturally saddened to be missing the climax of the season, centre-back McManus is adopting a positive mental attitude.

"I'm keeping positive. I'm in the best place for recovery and I've had a lot of support from the people around me. I'm in safe hands.

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McManus was hurt in City's 5-1 win over Notts County when landing awkwardly on her ankle.

When asked of her hopes for her first season with the senior side, she replied with her desire to win some silverware - which she did, as part of the 2014 Continental Cup winning side.

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"I jumped up for a header with Rachel Williams and unfortunately, I landed on my ankle, half-landing on her foot which has rolled it outwards.

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McManus added she is inspired by those around her who have shared similar experiences.