Report by Dave Brenchley
Page last updated at 9:09PM BST, Friday, 03 August 2012
Striker Cherrelle Albert is delighted to be joining the Charlton women’s team and is hoping for a profitable season after signing from Queens Park Rangers.
Cherrelle is the sixth player to join the Addicks this summer, having been the Hoops’ leading goalscorer with over 20 goals in 40 appearances in the last three seasons.
After putting pen to paper, the 24-year-old revealed a good relationship with technical director Paul Mortimer and the strength of the Charlton squad were key reasons in her decision.
She said: “I’m very pleased to be a Charlton player. I have known Paul for a long time and he has asking me [to join] for a while. This is a good level of football, my style of football, so I am pleased to be here.
“The football played by us is really good. It’s my style of football – I’m quick, I’m quite good with my feet and we pop the ball about really well, which is really my thing.
“I think we have good enough players and good enough coaching staff for us to put the work in and win this league. I reckon we play the best football in this league so it is definitely possible.”
Starting her career with Fulham, Cherrelle moved to QPR and her prolific goalscoring fired the club back into the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division as South West Combination champions in 2008/09.
Her Rs career has been interrupted with spells at Millwall, Chelsea and a while playing in the United States of America.
Cherrelle is now looking forward to stepping back into the National Division and hoping for a memorable career with the Addicks.
“The couple of years I spent playing in the States was probably the best part of my career so far,” she added. “Hopefully this will be another highlight of my career.
“I reckon I will do well at this level of football. My main strength is scoring goals and that is what I am here to do. Hopefully the manager has faith in me and I can put them away.
“The girls are wonderful. They are nice to be around and have made me very welcome. I know some of them from old clubs but the ones I don’t know have made me feel welcome and I am happy to be here.”