Hope Powell says despite Albion’s performances getting more consistent they need to score more goals.

Albion have won their last two games by one goal against Aston Villa in the cup and last Sunday against Everton in the WSL.

However, despite Powell being more pleased by the level of performance she feels that with the amount of chances Albion had in their previous two games that they should be winning by more.

She said: “There is a bit of consistency in our play, but the game is about scoring goals.

“Yes, you can draw, you can get a 0-0 but it is about getting points on the board to progress in the league.

“I am really pleased that we are playing some reasonably okay football.

“The consistency is becoming a little bit better, creating the chances, but we need to finish the games off.

“Against Everton in the first half, we should have scored more, but that is the bit now being able to do it and score.

“We are creating now but we need to be able to score.

“We have started to build some consistency, so it has got to stay there.”

She added: “The game is about, if you want to win, then you have got to score more than the opposition.

“That is what we are trying to do, the good thing is we creating.

“Before we were not creating getting frustrated and then you start creating you are never satisfied, as you get frustrated and it is now right we have to score, we have got to get that ball in the back of the net.”

Albion travel to Birmingham on tomorrow, who they beat 3-0 in November at the Amex but Powell is expecting a much tougher game this time round.

She said: “It is a key game, they are at full strength as we played them at the Amex they were not at full strength.

“We have some momentum some confidence going into the game, we recognise it is going to be tough.

“They are chasing us, while they have got games in hand we are still above them.

“I think it is going to be a tough game, we know that we just have to make sure we are ready from minute one to minute 95, 96, whatever it is, until the final whistle.

“We have to do our very best to come away with the points, as they will they are a chasing pack so it is going to be tough.”

Powell also spoke about the threats that Birmingham pose.

She said: “They are highly technical, they have got some kids who can run all day but they are a very technical side.

“They have some pace upfront with Rachel Williams, who is physically very strong.

“We know about Lucy Staniforth, we know about Kerys Harrop, Hannah Hampton that are all decent players.

“Thankfully for us when we played them here Lucy and Rachel weren’t available and we took our chance.

“On Sunday it will be a different proposition, which we have to be ready for, they are very technical, move the ball very well.”

Recently there has been talk about, with the women’s game growing in England at both club and national level, whether players can deal with the criticism that they get from the media and social media and Powell says the measures Albion put it place to help their players.

She said: “I guess if we look back we wanted the attention, we wanted the media interest and we wanted it all.

“Now, when you get that, certain things come with it, you are on a platform you are visible and then people at men’s game feels they have a right to have their say.

“As a club what we do is we do social media training, social media awareness in order I guess to prepare the players for what they can and can’t do, what they should and shouldn’t post and most importantly to protect themselves.

“It is difficult because you want the exposure, but it is not nice if you receive those perhaps negative comments, the trollers but that is part of the society that we live in.”