Albion's women's interim manager looks ahead to this afternoon's game.
Brighton & Hove Albion women’s interim manager George Parris cannot wait to see his side back in action following the recent international break, and faces a good selection headache ahead of Sunday’s game away at Millwall Lionesses.
Albion’s scheduled fixture against Doncaster Rovers last week was postponed after six first-team players were called up on international duty.
Sophie Perry and Emma Byrne (Republic of Ireland), Laura Rafferty (Northern Ireland), Jenna Legg (England under-23s), Alessia Russo (England under-19s) and Bronwen Thomas (Wales) were all away representing their respective countries.
He said: “The preparation has not been ideal because of the players we've had on international duty, but that is a big plus for the club.
“To have these internationals is a fantastic achievement and the club are very proud of it.
“The downside is we don’t know what side we will put out at Millwall. I might not know until we actually get to the ground.
“We will wait and see who is looking okay.”
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The Seagulls head into Sunday’s game following two 1-1 draws at the start of the season with London Bees and Oxford United, and Parris admits the intensity and quality of the opposition has improved.
“The main difference at this level is the quicker pace.
"In the previous league a few players were able to play at a quicker tempo.
“Now that sort of tempo is the norm and we are having to get used to it.”
Sunday’s game takes place at the St Paul’s Sports Ground, Salter Road, London SE16 5EF. Entrance is priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions (under-16s and over-60s).
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