Connolly: We can't wait for Amex Stadium backing

Midfielder looking forward to opening game of WSL campaign.

By Charlie Hanson • 30 August 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
The Republic of Ireland international was a regular for Hope Powell's team last season.

Megan Connolly says the Albion players are delighted at the prospect of playing in front of a big crowd at the Amex to get their WSL season underway.

Tickets for the game against West Ham on Sunday 5th September are available by clicking here, with adult tickets costing just £5 each, while under-18 tickets cost just £2.50.

Hope Powell’s team finished last season -  their highest position in their third season in the WSL - and they beat Chelsea and Manchester United.

“I am very excited for the new season,” Connolly said. “The end of last season was very enjoyable, we built up really good momentum and it was a bit sad that it had to end because we had such good momentum.

“Now we know we’re capable of doing well in this league. You can have belief, but it doesn’t mean much until it works out on the pitch. The end of last season gave us a good foundation but we need to show that with positive results this season.

By Paul Hazlewood
Megan Connolly joined Albion in 2019.

“Playing in front of home fans is the best part. My dad and brother are coming over from Ireland to watch and it will be good to have their backing for the first game of the season, we can’t wait for it and we want to get a good result for them.”

The 24-year-old recently extended her contract until the end of the 2022/23 campaign and is delighted with her progress on the south coast.

“I really enjoy the role I have in the team, I have grown a lot since I came to Brighton especially last season. It helps me perform on the pitch, I feel I like I am a key part. Hopefully this year I can carry on helping the team and getting better.

“There are so many aspects of playing in midfield that you need and every time you play there is something you can learn and add to what you have.

“I want to improve my creativity, I try and work a lot of the defensive side my role too. I watch a lot of Premier League football to see what the best players do and if I can adapt it to my own game.”