Fulham FC Women midfielder Lilly Lambird has given a great interview to Fulham fan Nyah Barnett at the Sports Gazette on how combines playing for the Whites with her studies in marketing at St. Mary’s University.

Lambird, who has been with Fulham for five years, explained how she got her start in football at the age of seven and had spells with Croydon Borough Girls, Millwall and Sutton before electing to trial at Motspur Park.

“I wanted to play first team football, so I had a trial at Fulham, and I have been there ever since. I think especially at Fulham the team is everyone is everyone’s friend, there is never any drama. If I had a rough day at university or work and then I go to football, it’s so stress relieving. I like the team cohesion.

You must trial to get to Fulham, and you get to go on to probation for a while. We get strength and conditioning coaches at Fulham which really helps us out and we don’t get that at university. I play attacking midfield at Fulham. At university I sometimes change to more of a defensive role and sometimes you will catch me in goal. However, at university I am more of a goal scorer but not at Fulham. At Fulham someone else can have that pressure.”

Lambird, who has recently been elected president of St. Mary’s football, has ambitions to build on her consistent displays with the Whites and use her marketing degree to work in football.

“Hopefully I would be at least having one international cap for the Ireland Women’s national team. I will probably be quitting football around then, but hopefully I will be a presenter on Match of the Day. I want to be Alex Scott; I just want her life!”