Brough Praises Teammates But Eyes Further Improvements

Kayleigh Brough believes the side still have a lot to give despite a pleasing start to the new season.

The defender has played a part in the opening games, helping the squad to clean sheets against Hamilton Academical and Aberdeen, and reckons they can build on this when they face Celtic this Sunday.

With Farmington winning the aforementioned games and losing just one game so far against Hibs, Brough feels they have the ability to improve further as the season progresses.

“I think personally the team have started very well. I think we still have a lot more to give within the games but I definitely think this will come throughout the other challenges we face during the season.”

“Even with the defeat against Hibs, I feel like the girls went into the game strong and showed great team composure.”

While she praised the team performances, the 21 year old took a slightly negative view to her own performances so far but pinpointed positives she has improved on.

“I think my performances have been okay, there were certainly things I could have done better but think that my positioning and discipline has definitely gotten better which betters my game a lot more.”

The defender made her 50th appearance for the club against Aberdeen last month following her debut in 2017. This is her third spell at the club, with two periods in America in between, and Brough admits it’s been a pleasure to gain the experience she has at Farmington.

“I am pleased to have had that many appearances, although it doesn’t quite feel like it. It has been a pleasure over the years to have gained the experience and friendship with the girls on the park.”

Since returning from her second stint in America last May where she captained Otero Junior College, Brough has played in both her usual centre half role while often taking up a midfield position. She admits she has struggled with playing further forward and feels at home in the centre of defence.

“I personally like the centre half position a lot better. I played there for 2 years in America so naturally felt more comfortable. With playing in the midfield, I felt lost at times and felt myself dragging myself into positions I shouldn’t have been in.”

Farmington return to league action this Sunday and will host third placed Celtic at Station Park. The defender believes the side can grab something this weekend with results in the league being quite close so far in 2018.

“I definitely believe we have got what it takes to come away with something this weekend. The league has started off quite close, so no one knows which way each game will go. However, I definitely think that with a positive attitude a result can be achieved.”

Sunday’s game against Celtic will kick off at 1pm with admission £4 for adults while U16’s enter free of charge.