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Scott: I Have Loved My Time At Everton

Midfielder reflects on loan spell as she hopes to end season on a high.

Jill Scott says she has loved her return to Everton as the midfielder reflected on her loan spell ahead of the Blues’ FA Cup tie against Chelsea on Thursday.

The England international returned to the Club in January from Manchester City after almost eight years away from the Toffees. 

Scott has started in all 11 of her appearances since her return to Merseyside and found the net twice. 

The 34-year-old has relished playing a pivotal role for Willie Kirk’s side as Everton finished fifth in the WSL.

"I've loved my time here," Scott told evertontv. "It's gone by too quick, to be honest.

"The girls and the coaching staff have been fantastic. 

"I think the biggest compliment I can pay is that I feel like I have been here forever. 

"It's been a great experience.”

Kirk spoke highly about Scott last week and revealed his desire to keep the midfielder beyond the 2020/21 campaign. 

"Jill’s added so much to what we do on the training pitch and in matches," said the Blues boss.

"She’s got so much experience and is still so effective on the pitch.

"I’d love to keep Jill here but there’s a long way to go before we get to that stage."

Scott is now bidding to help Everton get the better of newly-crowned WSL champions Chelsea on Thursday when the two sides clash in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Kingsmeadow (7pm BST).

Kirk’s side defeated the Londoners in the quarter-finals of last season’s competition on their way to the final at Wembley.

"It was a difficult draw to get Chelsea away," added Scott. "It's everything to get through to the next round of the FA Cup and to give the Club something to look forward to next season. 

"If you want to win trophies like that you have to play the best and beat the best. 

"I know how much the Everton girls enjoyed the FA Cup final in terms of being at Wembley.

"It was a shame we couldn't have fans there but this is another opportunity to get the team into the next round of the FA Cup.

"We've got to focus on ourselves and do the job that's at hand which is to play Chelsea first."

03:04 Fri 14 May 2021
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Scott: I Have Loved My Time At Everton

Jill Scott says she has loved her return to Everton as the midfielder reflected on her loan spell ahead of the Blues’ FA Cup tie against Chelsea on Thursday.

The England international returned to the Club in January from Manchester City after almost eight years away from the Toffees. 

Scott has started in all 11 of her appearances since her return to Merseyside and found the net twice. 

The 34-year-old has relished playing a pivotal role for Willie Kirk’s side as Everton finished fifth in the WSL.

"I've loved my time here," Scott told evertontv. "It's gone by too quick, to be honest.

"The girls and the coaching staff have been fantastic. 

"I think the biggest compliment I can pay is that I feel like I have been here forever. 

"It's been a great experience.”

Kirk spoke highly about Scott last week and revealed his desire to keep the midfielder beyond the 2020/21 campaign. 

"Jill’s added so much to what we do on the training pitch and in matches," said the Blues boss.

"She’s got so much experience and is still so effective on the pitch.

"I’d love to keep Jill here but there’s a long way to go before we get to that stage."

Scott is now bidding to help Everton get the better of newly-crowned WSL champions Chelsea on Thursday when the two sides clash in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Kingsmeadow (7pm BST).

Kirk’s side defeated the Londoners in the quarter-finals of last season’s competition on their way to the final at Wembley.

"It was a difficult draw to get Chelsea away," added Scott. "It's everything to get through to the next round of the FA Cup and to give the Club something to look forward to next season. 

"If you want to win trophies like that you have to play the best and beat the best. 

"I know how much the Everton girls enjoyed the FA Cup final in terms of being at Wembley.

"It was a shame we couldn't have fans there but this is another opportunity to get the team into the next round of the FA Cup.

"We've got to focus on ourselves and do the job that's at hand which is to play Chelsea first."