Skeels: "It was an unbelievable feeling"

Kiera Skeels

Fresh off the back of international duty young centre-back Kiera Skeels, shared how scoring her first England U23 goal was an 'unbelievable feeling', as well as assessing this Sunday's Vitality Women's FA Cup round five tie against Birmingham City. 

Twenty-one-year-old Skeels was named as part of an Addicks trio alongside Mia Ross and Angela Addison to attend Mo Marleys February England U23 camp. 

On Monday evening the Addicks centre-back netted her first goal at  international level to help seal a 4-1 win over Belgium, with a wide smile she shared her feelings on the goal:

"I could not believe it to be honest, it was an unbelievable feeling, something you dream of doing, to score for your country. So, when the ball hit the back of the net I just could not believe it! It was a very proud moment for me and my family."

Skeels, who is the joint second-highest goalscorer this season with five goals shared that her focus is solely on continuing to perform on the pitch:

"Obviously on the training pitch, I've been working hard to improve my heading and things like that. So, it is nice to see it coming out on the pitch and it is great to be able to contribute to the team."

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Karen Hills' side heads into Cup action this Sunday as they gear up to face Birmingham City in round five of the Vitality Women's FA Cup, and Skeels and the rest of the squad are ready to go: 

"I think we are excited as a team for the game. The last 16 in the FA Cup, preparations do not change we keep it the same as always, but I think we are all really looking forward to the game."

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