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LEGG LOOKS AHEAD TO OXFORD CLASH

22 February 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jenna Legg believes lessons have been learned from the last time the side faced Oxford United, as the two teams face each other again at Culver Road tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

Albion played out a 2-2 draw with the U’s back in October, and Legg explained that the side have even more incentive to claim all three points following that frustrating result.

She said, “I’m really looking forward to it. Obviously it was tough last time and we ended up getting a draw, so we’ll definitely be looking to get the three points this time round.

“We’ve improved a lot since then and we’ll be going all out to get the win on Thursday.

“They were a physical side, but we have come across that a lot throughout the season, so we’ll be a much more ready for it this time.”

Legg has started the last three matches for Albion in FA WSL 2, and expressed her delight at forcing her way back into the team.

“It’s brilliant, my aim from the start was to get back in the team and establish my place.

“I am happy to take every opportunity that comes my way and I’m loving every minute of it.

“It’s important to have competition and depth in the squad, as it gives Hope many different options.

“The likes of myself, Danni [Buet], Chloe [Peplow] and Kirsty [Barton] are all very different players and we all push each other on. It makes you train and work header.”

Tonight’s game presents another challenge the Seagulls in their quest for the FA WSL 2 title, but Legg insists the squad is not looking too far ahead.

“We’re looking to close the gap at the top of the table and it’s a really vital game in terms of standings, but we’ve just got to look at it as a chance to get another three points.

“Everyone loves a midweek game; it’s brilliant for us to play under the lights and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Tickets for tonight's game can be purchased on the gate at Culver Road, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s/over-65s.


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