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·4 February 2023

Scheuer wants to see Brighton’s strengths against Aston Villa

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Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Jens Scheuer wants his side to focus on showing their strengths against Aston Villa rather than worry too much about the opponent.

The Sussex club travel to The Poundland Bescot Stadium to take on the in-form Villans this afternoon.

Brighton & Hove Albion will come up against an Aston Villa side that have excited and scored lots of goals this season with England international Rachel Daly being the standout player. Daly netted four goals in an 11-0 victory over non-elite club AFC Fylde in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup fourth round last weekend.

When speaking in the pre-match press conference, Scheuer said that sometimes, players like Daly can be unstoppable. The Brighton & Hove Albion boss is not worrying too much about the opponent and he wants to see his side show their own qualities.

“There is no secret,” Scheuer said. “We know the strategy, we know how to defend and we talk about this as part of our preparation.

“Sometimes, you can’t defend against such a good individual player. In football, you can’t handle everything, sometimes the ball bounces into the right positions for her to score. As a coach, you want to prepare your team best but sometimes, things happen on the pitch that you have to accept.

“We will be well-prepared but not only to have our eyes on the opponent. We want to bring our strengths into the game and I saw a lot of those in the West Ham and West Brom games. I expect my team to be brave, to play with self-confidence and then I’m sure we can achieve a good result.”

Scheuer recently completed his first month in charge of Brighton & Hove Albion. He is pleased with what he is seeing day in, day out from his side.

He said “We know that Aston Villa are a good team and that they will test us and our level. We expect them to press us and put a lot of pressure on our defence.

“I trust my team because I am beginning to see some really good things, I see good players on the pitch. Every day, I work with my girls and it is exciting. I see a team that is willing to be better and that makes me happy.”

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Barclays Women’s Super League fixture against Aston Villa kicks-off at 12.30pm.

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