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PEPLOW EAGER TO BOOST WORLD CUP PROSPECTS

10 January 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Chloe Peplow has joined the club from Birmingham City

New Brighton & Hove Albion signing Chloe Peplow hopes that her move to the club will boost her prospects of heading to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with England.

Peplow arrived at the club on a deal until the end of the season, and is now looking to force her way into the side and feature in this year’s tournament in France.

She said, “Game time is never guaranteed and something you have to work for, but after speaking with Hope, I know that I can get a spot in the team if I work hard in training.

“It’s going to be hard to break into any team halfway through a season, and there are senior players here that have earned their spot.

“Nothing is certain, but one of the reasons I came here was to get game time ahead of the World Cup.”

The 19-year-old revealed that Hope Powell was another major factor in her decision to head south, and spoke about how the move materialised with the help of women’s and girls’ general manager, Kirsty Hulland.

“Hope has plenty of experience as a coach and she’s going to develop me so much as a player.

“I think I will get opportunities for game time and have the stage to perform. The club is also going up to FA WSL 1 next season, so that will be a good challenge if I'm to extend my stay here. It’s really exciting to join the club at this time.

“I got in contact with Kirsty when I was out of contract and it’s easier to come somewhere when you know someone. She was great at her job at Birmingham, so as soon as Brighton were in contact, I wanted to sort it out straight away.

“It helped already knowing someone and she was the one that sorted out the process straight away. It was another factor in me coming to Brighton.”

The former Birmingham City player already has a good deal of experience after playing in FA WSL 1 and in an FA Cup Final against Manchester City, and she explained the attributes she hopes to bring to the side.

“I’m a midfielder that’s had experience playing in FA WSL 1 and when I signed my first contract at Birmingham, I played around 70 per cent of the minutes in the first season I signed for them.

“I have experience in general of playing against top quality players. As a midfielder, I have some physical attributes and I think I'm a technical player too.

“Hopefully the experience I’ve had at such a young age will help me, and I can bring that to Brighton.”


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