Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 5:30PM BST, Friday, 23 August 2019
Manager Riteesh Mishra is excited for Charlton Women's second FA Women's Championship season, which begins on Sunday with a home clash against Lewes at The Oakwood.
It has been a busy off season for Mishra, who has brought in 14 new players as he shapes a side that narrowly missed out on promotion to the FA Women's Super League last term.
But the manager is pleased with the squad he has assembled. "[Pre-season] has been one of the most fulfilling periods in my coaching career so far," said Mishra.
"The off-season was difficult, with lots of uncertainty. I think people are looking at us and have some question marks because of how many new faces we have in.
"But since we've been back in, I've been so pleased with the work of both the staff and players.
"We are still a work in progress. We need time to get everyone on the same page and fit in to what we are doing.
"But I feel like we are building something. The early signs are positive and the players who we have brought in have all got good attitudes and will work for the club - which is important."
Lewes have strengthened, too, and Mishra knows they will be a different proposition from the team that finished ninth last season.
They made a flying start, thrashing newly promoted Blackburn Rovers 5-1 on the opening weekend of the current campaign, a result Mishra said "set a marker for the rest of the league".
He continued: "They've openly spoken about pushing for promotion, and they've recruited very well, so it will be a tough test for us.
"But I am confident in our group and what we are doing - and no one likes coming here to play us."
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