Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 8:43PM UTC, Friday, 20 July 2012
Emma Sherwood is convinced the Charlton women’s team have the makings of a title-winning side after three impressive friendly performances over the last ten days.
The 19-year-old became the Addicks fourth new recruit when she signed from Tottenham this week and has been in sensational form in pre-season, bagging four goals against Ebbsfleet and one against AFC Wimbledon.
And the former Chelsea forward, who spent the first half of last season with Watford before joining Spurs, has been impressed with her new team mates so far.
When asked about her hopes for the forthcoming season she said: “I want us to win the league – that is the aim for this season. I think we are going to go far this season.
“Considering we have a few new players we have gelled really well and I think that is going to be the make or break of the team this season.
“If we carry on doing what we are doing now we should finish in the top three and could challenge for the title”
After a struggle in the Premier League National Division with Watford at the start of last term, Sherwood dropped down a division and was part of the Tottenham team that defeated Charlton on the way to winning the London Cup.
Emma is one of four players to have signed for the Addicks ahead of the new season and, like the others, she admitted the football that technical director Paul Mortimer expects his side to play was one of the things that attracted her to the club.
“I like the way the team is set up,” she added, “and the way they play – when they are in possession of the ball it is really good. I’m enjoying it so far.
“I was impressed with the way they played when we played against them at Tottenham. Their style of football and the way it is run by the managers is great.
“They are a good bunch of girls and they do really well together. I have really gelled with the girls already. They are starting to understand how I play now and it seems to be working in the games and in training.”