Albion's women's interim manager looks ahead to facing the league leaders today.
Brighton & Hove Albion interim manager George Parris has urged his side to build on the momentum of their first win of the season, as they face league leaders Durham on Sunday, kick-off 12pm.
Albion recorded their first victory in the FAWSL Spring Series with a 2-1 victory at home to Watford last Sunday, and Parris believes the win can give his squad a confidence boost.
He said, “It’s important you win games and I thought we deserved it.
“When you have played a certain number of games and not won, it can be harder to convince the squad of players that this is the way we want to play.
“By getting that result you have more chance of convincing the players.
“Results are important. That will never change. The pleasing thing was how well we played in the first half.
“We moved the ball well. We had success with one or two things we were trying to do. The second half was a case of hanging in there after we gifted them a goal.
“I thought we defended quite well but we had a little bit of luck here and there.
“We deserved that luck. We hadn’t had much in the previous games.”
Parris was pleased to welcome back his international players this week, and commented on the good blend of youth and experience within the squad.
“We have a good mix of young and more experienced player.
“Bronwen [Thomas] has come through the club and we want to show people there is that pathway there for our young players.
“The internationals were coming back on Wednesday and Thursday so we had a couple of days to work with them.
“They took on board what we were working on and I was quite pleased with how that went.”