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BUET IMPRESSED BY AMBITIOUS ALBION

13 June 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Dani Buet at Albion's training ground.

New Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Dani Buet revealed her excitement after joining the Seagulls on a two-year deal, and commented on the positive reputation the club is developing within women’s football.

The former England international, who most recently played for Notts County in the Women’s Super League 1, expressed her delight after moving to the south coast, and praised the club’s ambition to improve.

She said, “It feels like the first day of school again. It’s been an interesting couple of months for me, but I finally feel like I’ve found the right place and now I’m looking forward to getting started.

“I heard about the move through an old manager of mine, who mentioned it would be a good option. I know a few of the girls as well; Sophie Perry messaged me and I had a chat with her about the club.

“It was a pretty easy decision. Most people in the women’s game are talking about Brighton. It’s ambitious and going places – everyone says it’s a great club to be at, so I’m really excited.”

The 28-year-old began her career with WSL1 giants Arsenal before moving to Chelsea in 2007, and she believes her experience could be useful in Albion’s debut season in WSL2.

“I’ve played at different levels, with different teams and various different players – so I’ve gained a fair bit of knowledge over the years.

“If I could bring anything to the team, maybe it would be a little more maturity and game management.

“But I’ve seen the girls at Brighton play; they’re a great bunch and play really well. They’ll help me just as much as I can help them.”

Buet touched on her own attributes as a player, and urged her team-mates to focus on reaching the top flight of women’s football.

“I’m a hard-working midfielder that likes to pick passes. I’m quite versatile, as for the previous couple of seasons I’ve been playing at right-back, but I’m predominantly a midfield player.

“I’ll try to contribute with some goals, but I’m focused on just trying to help the team as much as I can, through working hard and being professional.

“The aim has to be promotion. That’s one of the things that brought me here; I want the team to go up and reach the WSL1.”


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