Cecilie Fiskerstrand says she has settled into life on the South Coast well.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper joined Albion at the start of the January transfer window.

She has made two appearances so far for the Seagulls, which came in the Conti Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United and the win over Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup and Fiskerstrand says she has settled in well.

The Norwegian is set to make her third appearance of the season in the FA Cup on Sunday against Crystal Palace and she spoke about what the FA Cup means to her.

She said: “I think the cups are fun.

“The cup is Norway is very big and I have understood that the FA Cup is the biggest cup in England, so of course we want to do well and we have a good chance of going far in the cup.”

Fiskerstrand had heard of the FA Cup when she was playing in Norway.

She said: “Of course the FA Cup is big, they don’t know so much about the Conti Cup people just say there is one big cup and one small one.”

Fiskerstrand feels there are differences between football in England and Norway?

She said: “I think the sessions are a bit different at least from the team that I came from. The tempo is high and the way that the teams play is different.

“The league is definitely more physical, with the Norwegian league it is more technical.

“In England there is a lot of focus on physique, being in good shape and running and sprinting.

“Whereas, in Norway there was lot of focus on passing patterns, so it is different.

“It has been great, it is a really lovely team here so it has been a lot of fun and long may it continue.”

Fiskerstrand faces some stiff competition to play more regularly from Albion’s No.1 Megan Walsh.

The 25-year-old has been one of the first names on the teamsheet for Albion this season in the WSL and Fiskerstrand is aware it will take a bit of time to push her way in front of Walsh.

She said: “I am just giving myself some time, as I am still new, still learning how the team plays and I have just got to trust myself that with time I will push my way into the side.”

Albion take on rivals Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup and Fiskerstrand highlighted what it would mean to reach the quarter-finals of the cup.

She said: “It would be really big for the club and for us of course. We want to get to the quarter-finals and perform well, so it means a lot.”

Fiskerstrand also revealed she has been speaking to her teammates and some international colleagues about the FA Cup and how big is it.

She said: “I have understood that the FA Cup is big.

“I have also talked with the Norwegian’s in the league from Chelsea for example.

“In the national team they would often talk about the FA Cup, so I have understood it is a big thing and we want to do well.”

Albion manager Hope Powell has praised Fiskerstrand and how she has settled into the squad.

She said: “What a lovely girl, a lovely character to have. She brings a lot of energy, is very smiley and is really positive. She is a really good addition to the squad, a really strong in terms of her ability as a goalkeeper, but is still learning is very young and pushing Megan Walsh.”