Jepson targets defeat of Brighton and warns Spurs cannot dwell on past win | The Sun

VICKY JEPSON reckons Tottenham’s top form against Brighton will have little bearing on the clash between the rivals later  

And the interim Spurs boss was tight-lipped on her chance of taking her role on permanently with her focus on helping her side beat the drop 

At 5:15 pm Jepson’s side willface Seagulls at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Albion rivals have impressed with their efforts on the pitch in recent games. 

However the last clash between the teams saw them thrashed 8-0 in one of their heaviest home losses in the top tier. 

And that result was later followed by former Brighton boss Hope Powell standing down from her role last October. 

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Jepson, 36, said: "We've played them already in the season and it was 8-0.

"We can't hold on to that, you're only as good as your last game. 

"Our last game was against Villa and there are still things we need to get right. 

"We will focus on those things as well as the things that we did very well and make sure we apply them in the game against Brighton."

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Tottenham’s home record against Albion has been pretty solid in the WSL. 

The last three duels between the rivals at Spurs’ home has seen the hosts come out on top including a 4-0 trouncing in February last year. 

However Brighton have picked up three points from their last two league games following the Melissa Phillips’ appointment as manager earlier this month. 

Jepson added: "Home form, away form, that kind of goes out the window a little bit.

"Brighton have got a new manager and it’s fantastic to see another female manager come into the WSL in Mel (Melissa Phillips). 

"She's a great coach and has certainly rallied them up and given them a clear direction."

A win for the Seagulls would see them leapfrog Tottenham to go ninth in the table ahead of a home clash with West Ham. 

Albion boss Phillips, 35, said: "We're really focused on our action plan and how we get to where we want to be. 

"We’ll be making it as competitive a performance as possible (against Tottenham)."

Spurs’ results have been mixed in their last four games with the team registering a win, two losses and a draw from their last four games. 

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However the club saw a nine-game losing run ended after Jepson’s first game in charge as interim boss. 

When asked about possibly becoming the team’s permanent head coach, Jepson said: “If we keep this team in the WSL, then that is fine by me, that’s all my focus is”

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