Brighton & Hove Albion captain Dani Buet has called on her side to be more clinical in front of goal when the Seagulls take on Reading in the FA Women’s Super League this afternoon.
Albion head into the match on the back of a three-week break from their last match, a 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town, but Buet believes that the time between matches will help the squad this weekend.
She said, “I would say it was a much-needed break for us as we had a few little injuries and knocks in the squad.
“We’ve now had two solid weeks of training on the pitch, working through the challenge ahead of us, starting with this weekend. We’re chomping at the bit to play games again now.
“Momentum is good in this league but it doesn’t just stop because we’ve had two weeks away. With this league you build up momentum through every game.
“We go into every game wanting to win. Going off the back of a win against Yeovil, it would have been brilliant to have played again the following week.
“Ultimately though, we got ourselves the three points and maybe took a bit of pressure, which allowed us to train harder.”
Buet went on to assess the challenge the Royals will bring, who are a team the captain expects to be tough to break down at the back.
“Reading are a very strong team, full of internationals, even on their bench. We know what they’re about, they're a possession-based team who pass and move.
“They’ve caused a couple of upsets this year, so we know what their strengths will be. On the flip side, we also know what some of their weaknesses will be, so we need to look to capitalise on them.
“Ultimately, we need to be more clinical ourselves. Looking back at the other games we’ve played, we haven’t taken our chances as well as we could have done and against a team like Reading we might only get one or two chances.
“It will be a good challenge that I’m looking forward to, and I'm also looking forward to seeing one or two of my old team-mates as well.”