Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 8:48PM GMT, Saturday, 14 January 2012
Paul Mortimer will use Sunday’s London Cup game against Panthers at Bayliss Avenue (KO 2pm) to give some of his squad players playing time.
The Addicks have had some bad luck with injuries, so those players will have a chance to gain some match fitness, as well as a few other reserve players having the chance to make their first team debuts.
He said: “I am definitely going to make some changes. The team that starts on Sunday will probably have three or four regular first team players in it.
“There are a few girls who need 90 minutes and have come back from injury. I want to give some of the players a rest and I also want to give some of them a chance to play. There may be a few debuts.”
Last term, the Addicks lost out in this competition at the semi final stage to Arsenal’s reserve team, a result Mortimer was disappointed with.
He added: “We want to go as far as we can. I didn’t see that one coming against Arsenal reserves. We were in good form then and it was our senior team against their reserves.
“But the girls are a year older, playing at a higher level and I think they realise that they have been fantastic this season.
“I was speaking to the Sunderland manager earlier and he said we are the best footballing team they have played against this season and I do believe that we are one of the top teams in this division.”