Ella Rutherford expressed the squad’s eagerness to get back onto the pitch ahead of this Sunday’s Barclays Women’s Championship match against Lewes Women, as well as offering her praise for Charlton’s Football v Homophobia week.
“We’re all looking forward to the game and all excited to play, especially coming off the back of our postponement vs Blackburn last weekend and not having a game midweek so we’re all just raring to go, training has been good this week so we’re all looking forward to it.”
The 22-year-old midfielder was quick to praise the team’s ‘positive’ mindset and mood in-camp ahead of this Sunday’s proceedings:
“It’s positive, we always try to remain positive regardless of results at the weekend.
“We’re on a good run at the minute, so we just want to keep the momentum and keep pushing on.”
The Addicks have already faced Lewes twice at The Dripping Pan this season, being on the wrong end of the scoreline on both occasions. With this in mind, Rutherford and the rest of the squad are fully aware of the strengths that Lewes possess in their ranks.
“We have played them twice now, once in the Continental Cup and once in the league and we know what they’re about.
“This league is always exciting, results can go either way on the day so we’ll just focus on ourselves and we’re looking forward to being back in league action.”
Rutherford also offered her thanks to the backroom staff for Charlton’s recent run of results.
“The staff are working really hard behind the scenes to get us as prepared as possible so as long as we go out there and follow the game plan we’ll let the result take care of itself.”
This Sunday’s league meeting with Lewes proudly marks the start of Charlton’s first ever ‘Football v Homophobia’ week. Ella, who is this season’s Proud Valiants ambassador shared her praise for the week:
“It is massive, I know Charlton has got a long history of supporting that and the LGBTQ+ community.
“Not only is it important for the club but it’s also important for the players as well to get behind it. Everyone has a place in football so it’s just about getting behind that and supporting it which we are proud and happy to do.”