Brighton & Hove Albion women’s defender Deanna Cooper is relishing the chance to play at American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, ahead of the Premier League Cup quarter-final tie against Charlton Athletic today, kick-off 2pm.
It is the side's first match at the Albion's state-of-the-art training ground, but it is the third time they have faced the Addicks this season.
She told seagulls.co.uk, “It’s good knowing that there’s an unbelievable surface at the training ground. We’re there three times a week training so it’s good to have home comforts because we love it there.
“We’ve played them twice in the league and it’s gone either way both times we played them (lost 4-1 away and won 5-1 at home).
“It’s a big game for us and we know it’s going to be tight ,but we’re prepared for what they have to offer.
“We learned a lot from the defeat in the first game and the second time round we played our style of football, which we aim to do again on Sunday.
“Everyone is looking forward to showcasing what we’ve got as a team.”
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Cooper went onto admit that achieving promotion remains the priority, but says the cup is a welcomed distraction.
“The focus for every team is the league because we can gain Super League status, but everyone would like to go as far as they can in all the cups.
“We have to take it one game at a time whether it’s a cup or league match and treat it exactly the same as we would for any other game.
“Our focus is on Sunday because we’ve got to get through that to progress, but it would be nice to get to the semi-final.”
Entry to today's game is on a TICKET-ONLY basis and tickets are no longer available ahead of the match.
Albion women defeated Derby earlier in the competition