Goalkeeper Megan Walsh of Brighton & Hove Albion women Brighton and Hove Albion Women v Birmingham City Women, WSL football match, The People’s Pension Stadium, Crawley, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA

‘Every player wants to win the FA Cup’ – Brighton keeper Walsh ready for fourth round tie

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Megan Walsh says that the magic of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup is felt by every player.

The competition continues this afternoon with the remaining fourth round ties set to be completed.

Brighton & Hove Albion reached the quarter-finals of last season’s competition and The Seagulls will begin their participation in this year’s tournament against Barclays FA Women’s Super League rivals Bristol City at The People’s Pension Stadium this afternoon.

Ahead of the match, Walsh says that every player feels the magic of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup and winning the competition always features high on the agenda.

“Every player wants to win the FA Cup,” Walsh said when speaking in Brighton & Hove Albion’s pre-match press conference. “It is the one. Other than the league, they want to win the FA Cup.

“You see strange results happen in the FA Cup and it is always a day that you have to be at your best because anything can happen.”

Walsh was an unused substitute the last time that Brighton & Hove Albion faced Bristol City when they crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Twerton Park back in January. Walsh said that the result was the lowest point in Albion’s season and they have a duty to perform against The Robins this afternoon.

“I think that was the lowest point of our season,” Walsh said. “From there, we said that we could not go back to that and give another performance like that.

“You might look at the Everton game and say that was a low performance but we bounced back from that.

“This Sunday, we know that we need to turn up and if we play how we should play, we will get a result.”

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Bristol City is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm this afternoon.

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