Simpkins: 'As a group we never give up'

Emily Simpkins

Skipper Emily Simpkins reflects on the Addicks' two-goal comeback against Birmingham City last Sunday, as well as looking ahead to this weekend's trip to the midlands against Coventry United.

The midfielder who has netted five times this season praised her teammates 'character' and 'fight' to earn a point at St. Andrew's:

'We were asked to show some character & fight going into the second half, then once we scored the first goal we could feel we were going to get another one back and we started to create more chances.

We always believe as a group, and we have proved this on numerous occasions this season by scoring goals late on in games, as well as our substitutions always making an impact.'

Simpkins also praised the resilience of her teammates, and the standards set together as a squad: 

'It’s times like this, it proves that as a group we never give up because we’ve set standards for ourselves as a group so that we can hold each other accountable.'

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Karen Hills' Addicks will be making another trip to the west midlands this Sunday as they gear up to face Coventry United Women at the Butts Park Arena. 

The last meeting between these sides saw Charlton record a late 1-0 victory, and Simpkins is under no illusion that she and her teammates will have to be at their very best again on Sunday: 

'They have proved how tough of a side they are with the way they played the last time faced them. We expect them to work hard for each other. So, we have to be prepared to match their work rate, be solid defensively & show our quality on the ball.'

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