Danique Kerkdijk is looking forward to going up against a star international team-mate.

Kerkdijk will be pitting her wits against Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema tomorrowe and the Dutch international has been in great goal-scoring form this season.

The 23-year-old striker has scored 12 goals in just eight games in all competitions, including a hat-trick against Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Thursday and Kerkdijk spoke about how she will go about trying to stop her.

She said: “She is one really good you have seen her stats and everything, they are unbelievable.

“But it doesn’t mean you cannot defend against her, it will be a tough game it will be really tough to stop her, but I am just going to do the best I can.”

Kerkdijk has now been on the South Coast for a couple of months, so just how she settled into life with the Albion?

She said: “I have been here a couple of months now, I really enjoy it.

“The club is amazing and all the facilities are really nice.

“The girls are really nice, they have really helped me to settle in so I have really enjoyed it so far.”

Someone the Dutch defender has been building a partnership is with fellow centre-back Victoria Williams and Kerkdijk said playing alongside Williams has helped her improve as a player.

She said: “I really enjoy it because they gave me the space to improve myself as a player and work on my defensive stuff.

“For me it is really important that I get the free role to work on myself and improve myself as a player and hopefully I bring some experience from where I went to come here.”

Albion take on Arsenal at Crawley in the WSL Continental Cup with the Gunners being in incredible form so far this season.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions and Kerkdijk spoke about how tough it is to go up against one of the best sides in the WSL.

She said: “I think it is really difficult the way they play because they have a lot of rotation in the team, it is difficult to defend against.

“They have so much quality, the players they have are all internationals as well. They have got really high standard.”

The Seagulls have already taken on the Gunners this season at the end of September away, losing 4-0. However, Kerkdijk is hoping that this time at home it will be different.

She said: “Last time we gave them respect, maybe a bit too much. Hopefully this time at home in front of our own supporters we can turn things around.”

Albion currently sit 11th in the WSL, just one point above bottom place Liverpool.

Kerkdijk says that the Seagulls’ performances do not reflect their league position.

She said: “I think the performance have not been too bad.

“The way we play is we dominate a lot of games and play good football.

“That is really important as well, hopefully the results will come after we get our confidence back and hopefully that will come.”

The game is dedicated to the work of Kick It Out, which comes at a good time with the events at both club level and international level so far this season, in particular in the game between England and Bulgaria in the last international break.

Kerkdijk was full of praise for the job that Kick It Out do to help combat prejudice in football in terms of race and gender.

She said: “I think it is really important.

“Unfortunately, you still see cases of racism in football and even in women’s football.

“It’s a serious thing because we are all the same, we all have the same passion to play football, so your race or male of female does not matter in my eyes.

“The job they do is really good because it is something that definitely needs some attention.”