Everton Ladies' Jill Scott hails influence of Mo Marley

Mo Marley
Marley was awarded an MBE for her services to women's football in 2005

Everton Ladies midfielder Jill Scott says Blues coach Mo Marley has had a massive impact on her career.

Scott has been nominated for the NBNA North West Women's Footballer of the Year, with the winner announced at Lancashire Cricket Club on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old joined Everton from Sunderland in the summer of 2006.

"I played with her for the England Under-19s and that was when I realised she was a fantastic coach," Scott told BBC Radio Merseyside.

She added: "That was one of my main decisions in moving to Everton. I feel like I've learned so much from her, she's been a massive influence."

Scott has been shortlisted for the awards alongside her Everton team-mate Fara Williams and Preston's Louise Cafferkey.

The former Black Cats midfielder was named England's International Player of the Year at the FA Women's Awards in October, but believes she has stiff competition for this honour.

"It's always nice to win an award and there have been some great players shortlisted, like Fara Williams," the England midfielder continued. "She's had a great season as well.

"I've had the pleasure of playing alongside her for a few years now and I feel like I've learned so much from her.

"A lot of her work goes unnoticed and she is the brain of the midfield. We will have a bit of banter about it but she is a fantastic player."

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