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POWELL ON MILLWALL RETURN

7 October 2017

Geoff Penn
Hope Powell

Brighton & Hove Albion women’s first-team manager Hope Powell is looking forward to heading back to former club Millwall Lionesses this Sunday.
 
Powell began her playing career with the south London side and had two successful spells there, winning the FA Cup in 1991 before moving on to Croydon.
 
She said, “My career started there and I remember it well. I was very fortunate at the time because I was surrounded by a lot of talented players that helped me to develop.
 
“I had a coach who was arguably ahead of his time and I have fond memories. It will be nice to go back and face a club where I started. I've also been down there a few times in my capacity at the PFA.”
 
Powell assessed Millwall’s qualities as a team and revealed the strong ambition within the squad to gain promotion this season.
 
“There is a lot of grit, hard work and tenacity in their team. They pose a slightly different problem to Durham, who were physical and direct, and I think Millwall will play a bit more passing football.
 
“Every game in this league will be a really good test and it’s about finding our level, to see how good we can be.
 
“The players want to win the league, which is really encouraging. In order to do that, we’ve got to work very hard and be consistent.
 
“You can’t just win two games and then have a poor game. That’s unacceptable; consistency is important and trying to embed a philosophy that shows the way we want to play.
 
“I would say it’s the Brighton way; playing through the thirds with good quality football and everyone being engaged in that.”


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