Ellie Brazil wants Albion to take heart from their four-match winning run in the WSL after it came to an end on Sunday with a heavy defeat to Everton.
Wins over Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham and Aston Villa catapulted Albion up to sixth in the table, and despite the 5-0 loss to the Toffees, the 21-year-old is confident that there is plenty to take from their recent run.
“We have grown in confidence in our own individual abilities as well as the collective ability we have as a group. We are looking up and hoping to keep the good performances coming until the end of the season,” she said.
“There's a huge amount of pride to take from the winning run. I'm extremely proud to be part of Brighton and I'm really happy to be part of this team during a time where the progression is constant and evident through the quality of our play improving every game.
“The message in camp now is to concentrate on Manchester United. We need to learn from our mistakes in the game against Everton and go out there this Sunday at home and put up a good performance.
“We've proved to ourselves and everyone else that we are good enough to compete against everyone in this league, and we are going to try our hardest to bounce back positively.”
The striker has now made 12 appearances since recovering from a serious knee injury.
“Confidence is key for me and I've been very confident in my knee since returning but not so much in my quality and ability. With every game that grows and I'm starting to perform at my best again.
“I'm hoping I can start to contribute with goals and get back on the score sheet but until then I love being able to be a part of this team’s success. A pre-season will help me personally to start next season at my best, but right now we have a few games left to concentrate on before I consider next season.
“As a striker scoring always plays on your mind after a game and before a game, but right now I'm just really happy to be playing injury free and growing in confidence. Here's hoping a goal will come soon!”
Hope Powell's team welcome Manchester United on Sunday, kick off is at 2pm at the People’s Pension Stadium.