Ini Umotong has revealed her long-term goal of helping women’s football go from strength to strength off the pitch.

But the striker’s more immediate thoughts are on snuffing out any ambitions Yeovil have of catching Albion in FA WSL.

Albion can more or less ensure they stay up if they win at Yeovil tonight.

Their much-improved form resulted in a WSL manager of the month award for Hope Powell and player of the month honours for Sophie Harris.

Umotong, back from international duty with Nigeria, has no plans to drop out of the elite.

She is enjoying herself too much and, as a fringe benefit, sees a high-flying career as part of what might follow in the world of football business.

Umotong has a first class honours degree in economics, for which she studied while playing for previous clubs Portsmouth and Oxford United.

But the 24-year-old sees her future in football.

She told The Argus: “After playing I would like to have a career on the business side of the game.

“Something to do with the commercial or the sponsorship side of football and just helping the growth of the game.

“That is something for the future and I think it goes hand in hand with my playing career.

“The league is improving and it would be nice to help that growth.”

Umotong believes she offers a great example of the high standard of WSL.

Her development as a player, including goals against Liverpool and Arsenal, has been rewarded by a Nigeria call and potentially a place at what looks like being a fabulous World Cup this summer.

That meant a trip to the Cyprus Cup in the last fortnight.

She said: “It was really good.

“It was great opportunity, great experience and we had four competitive games to help us prepare for the World Cup.

“I played three games and I think I was happy how it went.

“I gelled well with the team and feel more of a part of the system and how the coach wants us to play.

“That’s the goal. I want to be on that final list.

“I have no idea whether I will make it but I’m doing everything I can.

“Playing in WSL and the coaches we have here, I’m learning so much as a player.

“My game has come on a lot.

“I feel I am more competitive now after playing against better players.

“This league is going to help my development.”

Umotong’s goals tally could easily be higher.

She struck the bar in recent matches against Liverpool, Bristol City and Birmingham.

That 2-1 win over Birmingham nudged Albion close to safety and leaves Yeovil really needing to win tonight and then beat Everton to have any chance of avoiding the one relegation place.

Umotong said: “This is a game which will define our season. We go into this game needing three points.

“It is probably our most important game of the season.

“I know Yeovil will be seeing it as must-win and a game which can help them stay in this league.

“We can’t allow them any kind of hope or chance to do that.

“The Birmingham game has just given us more confidence and a boost as we go to Yeovil.

“It will be difficult. We are aware of that.

“Birmingham was a great result but not our best performance.

“I think the best performance was when we won away to Liverpool.

“We are looking to implement the same sort of strategy because we saw that as a must-win away game at the time.”

Albion are nine points clear of Yeovil, who have six games left.

The Seagulls complete their home schedule against Arsenal on Sunday, April 28.