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Mariam Mahmood revealed that West Brom has a special place in her heart. Mahmood came through the West Brom Regional Talent Club and progressed to the senior squad last season under Jenny Sugarman. The striker is a fan favorite and was part of the kit launch for the upcoming season. She played in the historic 2-0 win over Derby, the first game to be held at the Hawthorns.

“It feels like I’ve been here ages. I’ve been here since I was in the U14s and there is nothing I regret about coming here. It was the first academy side that I was at and I’m really happy here,” West Brom striker Mariam Mahmood said. “This club has definitely got a special place in my heart. I’ve developed here as a person and a player, and now I am on the first team. I just want to keep getting better and score some more goals. I want to get fitter, sharper and I want to continue to improve my decision-making, but I think that will come with age as well, as I’m still quite young.”

“It’s always nice to win, particularly against the big teams, but the opportunity to play at The Hawthorns was an amazing experience. It was really nice. Let’s hope we get to do it again,” she added. “I hope when other girls, particularly South Asian girls saw us play it sent out a message that they can do whatever they want to do, and they can be who they want to be. That is something that means a lot to me. I want to help inspire youngsters to come and play the game, and hopefully, some of them will one day get a chance to play in an amazing football stadium as we did.”

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