Bergsvand: We're creating strong connections on the pitch

Defender hoping to help Albion to a third successive clean sheet against Aston Villa.

By Bruce Talbot • 04 February 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Guro Bergsvand has joined on a two-and-a-half year deal in January.

Guro Bergsvand is adamant that Albion can climb up the WSL table if they can maintain their defensive resilience.

Clean sheets in the last two games against West Ham and West Brom are the first time Albion have had successive shut-outs since November 2021.

That record will be tested on Saturday when Albion visit Aston Villa, whose squad includes 15-goal England international Rachel Daly.

“We’re very happy about back-to-back clean sheets,” said Bergsvand. “If you want to win games and improve as a team you can’t concede a lot of goals, whether we play with three or a four at the back. Whatever role any of us have I’m going to give 100%.”


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Scheuer and Bergsvand's Aston Villa press conference

The 28-year-old Norway international has played in all three games under head coach Jens Scheuer, having been one of five signings during the transfer window.

“The new players have now settled in and by being together we have created stronger connections on the pitch,” added Bergsvand.

“As a squad we like the way it’s going under Jens. He has come in with a clear idea of what he wants, the standards he sets and what he wants out of us on the pitch.

“We have a lot of players who want to improve individually and as a team. We like the way it’s going, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement.”