Everton's all-action midfielder hungry for Cup success.
Everton v Leeds Carnegie
The FA Tesco Women’s Premier League Cup
7pm, Thursday 11 February 2010
Spotland Stadium, Rochdale AFC
Tickets are priced £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions
You can watch this Final live and free of charge on FATV
Jill Scott knows Everton are potentially only 90 minutes away from their second Premier League Cup crown in three years and she is determined to assist the Toffees in their quest for further glory.
The midfielder was a member of the successful 2008 squad and although she salutes the quality of their Final opponents, Leeds Carnegie, she admits she only has visions of replicating the triumph of two years ago.
“Everyone’s really excited to be in this Final and we are all looking forward to it,” she said. “But I’m really only looking for one outcome and that is us lifting the trophy at the end of the game.
“We know that once you’re in a Final, form just goes out of the window; it’s all about what you do on the day,” she continued, “so we’ll have to make sure we play to the best of our ability. We are probably favourites but we won’t be underestimating Leeds at all, they are a very good side. I’ll be doing everything I can to help us win.”
Despite their lack of matches (Everton have played just seven League matches so far this season), Mo Marley’s side still managed to defeat seven-times winners, Arsenal, in the Semi-Final and Scott wants to use that victory, and possibly the collection of another Cup, as a springboard to get their disrupted League campaign back on track.
“It’s been tough in terms of getting consistency,” admitted the 23-year-old. “We’ve picked up a few points in the League, even though it was disappointing not to beat Chelsea, but they’ve lost points along the way and Sunderland have beaten Arsenal so we’re right back in the mix again. We’ve come back after Christmas and been looking forward to playing because we want to play games, win every game and push ourselves back up the League.”
On Thursday Scott could be lining up in midfield against international team-mates Sue Smith, Steph Houghton and Jess Clarke and she admits she is relishing the challenge.
“It’s always tough coming up against their midfield and there’s always a good battle in the middle of the park. There will be some real quality players on show from both sides but I’m definitely looking to come out on top of whoever I’m up against.”Ticket information
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