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Gregory On Enjoyable Start To Foxes Career

Freya Gregory says LCFC Women's confidence has been further boosted by defeating Brighton & Hove Albion at King Power Stadium on Sunday.
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- Freya Gregory speaks following LCFC Women’s 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion
- The King Power Stadium success moves City up to 11th in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League
- The winger made her home bow and first start for the Foxes on Sunday, playing 58 minutes
- She credited the Blue Army for their support and expressed joy at getting back on the pitch

Her home debut and first start could not have gone much better as a second half strike from Shannon O’Brien secured a 1-0 success and three vital points in the fight to stay in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Playing on Filbert Way for the first time, the Aston Villa loanee, who joined until the end of the season earlier this month, soaked up the noise generated by the Foxes faithful during the game, which helped give the players extra energy to see the job through.

“The atmosphere was unreal,” she exclaimed in her post-match interview with LCFC TV. “The fans really pushed us on to the last minutes of the game and when Shannon [O’Brien] scored, it was unreal.

“It’s really nice to get back playing and in front of the home fans which I haven’t done yet. It was a really good performance, I'm really pleased and it’s nice to be here."

Gregory, who was replaced by Natasha Flint just before the hour-mark, is working her way back to full match sharpness after also featuring throughout the second half of last weekend’s narrow defeat at Reading.

The 19-year-old continued: “It just takes time. I’m really enjoying it and getting back to the football that I really like playing.

“I felt like it was a really frustrating end to the game last week. We came out today and I thought we all looked good. I felt confident and really enjoyed the game. I think it was just important we kept the momentum.

“It’s confidence. Psychologically, it really puts us in a good place. We’re moving in the right direction and I’m really enjoying it.”


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Freya Gregory expressed her delight at helping LCFC Women to a victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on her home debut.

Although on top for the majority of the game, the slender nature of Leicester’s lead led to a period of late Brighton pressure which the home side had to withstand to come away with consecutive home league wins and clean sheets.

The celebration for the goal and full-time scenes were indicative of just how big a result it was for the Foxes, Gregory believes.

She added: “I think we were very clearly on top of the game so just in the second half it was about making sure we didn’t drop off and just tidy up on final pieces to be honest.

“It shows exactly what it means to every one of the girls. We really dug deep. Brighton came out with some chances in the second half but everyone stood their ground and we really dug a win out there.”

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