"We want to keep inspiring our local community.' Hills

Karen Hills

Head Coach Karen Hills sends a message of encouragement to fans to get down and back The Addicks as they return to The Oakwood for the first time since August, and take on Lancashire side Blackburn Rovers. 

Reflecting on being awarded Manager of the Month for September:

"It was an honour to collect the award on behalf of everyone here, it just goes to show the work that we have been doing here is being recognised."

Thoughts on current league position and goals scored this season:

"Yes, we are in a good place, but as I have said before, it is still early days there is still a long way to go but, yes, if you are asking how a start to the season is going this would be up there."

"I am pleased with the start that we have had but now it is about containing those feeling and emotions and continue doing what we know we need to be doing and that is winning games every week."

On Kiera Skeels, Angela Addison and Mia Ross being selected for England U23 duty and Tegan McGowan with Wales U19's 

"Kiera left camp early as she picked up a little knock in the Lewes game but she is making really good progress so we are pleased with that."

"It was fantastic for Mia to be called up for the U23s and get the opportunity to play both games, 90 minutes what an opportunity to learn and be exposed at that level.

"I am also pleased for Tegan being called up with the U19's she has played some minutes as well with them, overall it is a pleasing thing for these younger players."

Looking ahead to this Sunday's league action against Blackburn Rovers:

"We are not going to take them lightly, I know Gemma (Donnelly) very well, I know what she is about as a manager, I know she is going to have her team very well organised they will play for her and the badge."

"I think they have got quite a consistent amount of players that they had from last season, so they have got a lot of experience under their belt in the Championship. So, I am expecting it to be a tough game as it always is against Blackburn."

Hill's message to fans to get down and support her side:

"I hope that we get a lot of younger players coming down to support and watch these women, they deserve to be on the forefront as they are inspiring this younger generation."

"You see England over the last couple of weeks have pulled in the crowd against the USA and then down in Brighton too, you see the crowds and the younger generation come though we want to continue with that momentum and keep inspiring our local community and local clubs." 

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