Barrovian Manchester City star Georgia Stanway has been lauded as the club's 'unsung hero' by team-mate Keira Walsh.

The talented 22-year-old midfielder has shown her versatility this season while helping Gareth Taylor's side mount a title challenge in the Women's Super League.

And while she has not always played in her natural position, the Cumbrian's ability and attitude towards stepping into unfamiliar roles for the good of the team has earned her praise in the squad.

Speaking to City's official website, Walsh said: “When you know you have someone in the squad who you can rely on to play in multiple positions, it takes the stress off the team and obviously takes the stress off Gaz (Taylor).

“No matter what position Georgia plays in she never sulks, she’ll always do the job for the team.

“I think she probably is the unsung hero of the team this season, I think she’s filled in whenever she’s needed to, she’s done a great job.

“When Lucy (Bronze) isn’t playing it’s a massive miss but I don’t think anyone in the game thinks she isn’t a right back, she fits in so well and plays so well when she’s been there.”

Taylor added: “This is what you’re looking for in a team player, someone who’s able to adapt, able to go in and not look out of place in any of those positions.

“I think this season she’s played in the eight position, the front three and at full-back as well.

“When you have a player able to do that it’s a real boost for the team and the group.

“The fact she’s able to adapt and play in different positions for us is something a coach really wants.”