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An open letter from Charlton Athletic Women’s manager Riteesh Mishra
An open letter from Charlton Athletic Women’s manager Riteesh Mishra
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An open letter from Charlton Athletic Women’s manager Riteesh Mishra

When you become a football manager there’s a few things you always wish you never have to experience and Sunday was one of those. Seeing one of your players, who becomes part of your club's family, in such pain is always difficult to experience.  

 

I want to continue to pay credit to all the medics including the Charlton Athletic Women club doctor, the Charlton Women’s medical team and the Manchester United medical team. They all made sure Charlotte was treated with the most professional of care and made sure Charlotte was in no danger at any point.

 

I want to also pass my thank you to everyone who assisted in the ground. Staff and fans allowed for a smooth entry and exit for the ambulance crew whilst also remaining calm in the stands which allowed the medics full concentration to be on Charlotte Kerr.

 

Our fans have always been a credit to our club. Seeing The Oakwood so full on Sunday and creating an atmosphere was fantastic and it's so important for giving the team the extra boost they need in what is a highly competitive league. Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer us on and I hope we can see you all again soon at The Oakwood so my team can demonstrate what they are capable of. 


Charlton Athletic Women are reviewing the incident and the Charlton Athletic Women’s senior management team have lodged a full report with The FA. I ask fans to be as patient as possible whilst we wait for the full review to take place which we hope will shed further light on the incident.

 

Charlotte Kerr is recovering well which is the most important thing and now as a manager I need to leave the review with senior staff at Charlton Athletic Women and turn my focus back to the league.

 

With an international break this weekend my team aren’t in action but we will remain in training for as many hours as we can. Sheffield United will be our next opponent and we want to get all three points in our first away game of 2019.

 

To get as much preparation as we can the players will have additional training sessions this weekend. This gives us as coaching staff more time to make sure every player knows their job role during the fixture and I’m confident already that my team will know our game plan.

 

Away games are always harder for the club with less Charlton fans present, however everyone who does support us always helps the team reach that extra 10% and we look forward to seeing as many people cheering on the Addicks next weekend as possible.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you next weekend. 

 

Riteesh Mishra 

 

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