Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 7:59PM UTC, Friday, 30 November 2012
Annabel Prior believes confidence in the Charlton women’s reserve team is sky high after a run of eight successive wins and leading into a Premier League Cup quarter final clash next weekend.
The Addicks have now won the first seven games of new manager Stuart Weston’s reign, are top of the Premier League and face Sunderland in a week’s time for a place in the League Cup semi final.
Annabel, who was named PHSC plc Player of the Month for October, has played a big part in that and believes Charlton are now the team everyone wants to beat.
She said: “For the whole team it has been a really strong month. We have had eight wins now and we have gelled as a team, everyone is coming together and you can see that on the pitch.
“Confidence is pretty high at the moment and we just want to keep it going. Now we are top of the league, we are the team to beat.
“Stuart has been great with us since coming in. He has settled us down and he has a good relationship with everyone.
“He has a good mind-set; he wants to win and he knows we want to win everyone is happy and working hard. We are all working together as a team and pulling in the right direction.”
Part of Chelsea’s double-winning under 17 side last season, Prior joined the Addicks in the summer as a central midfield but has recently been plying her trade on the left wing.
It is a position she is currently enjoying and her form there, scoring four goals so far this season, prompted Weston to give her the player of the month accolade.
“I think it’s been going quite well for me,” she added. “Stuart has come in and put me out on the left so that has been a bit of a change but I think I have filled in quite well.
“It’s nice because you get more space out there and you can run with it a bit more. I don’t mind putting in a cross rather than having to go through players to get a shot.
“When you come off the pitch and feel like you have put in a good shift of work, for the whole month that is what I have felt like.
“I don’t like coming off the pitch saying ‘I could have done better’. I feel like I have put in everything and I think it is showing. It’s nice to know that Stuart has recognised that as well.”