Sherwood signs from Pompey
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 9:32AM BST, Thursday, 13 July 2017
The Charlton women’s team are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker Emma Sherwood, who joins the club from Portsmouth Ladies.
The well-travelled Sherwood adds a goal-scoring edge to first team manager Riteesh Mishra attack, as the squad continues to take shape.
Having been sidelined for almost the whole of last season with a kneecap injury, Sherwood still managed to score three goals in three games for Portsmouth, taking her tally for the Hampshire side to 12 goals from 19 games.
And Sherwood outlined ambitions to continue that form for the Addicks after re-joining – she previously had a very short spell in 2012/13 but failed to feature for the first team.
Having trained with the squad for the first week of pre-season, she said: “Tempo’s great, very good facilities, very professional, the coaching’s fantastic [and the] team’s very good as well.
“I’ve liked [Charlton] for a few years, their style of play, and being a striker coming into this team is very exciting. I think it will suit me well, getting the ball to feet and being able to score loads of goals.
“I was injured from September last year so [it was the] first time back last week. It feels good to be back and I cannot wait to start the season.”
On aims for the season, she added: “Being a striker, hopefully top goal scorer and loads of assists but the main thing is to just enjoy it, get on with the girls and hopefully we can push to win the league this year.”
Sherwood began her career with Chelsea, returning an impressive goal ratio of 13 from 23 appearances. Her time with the Blues, which yielded one goal in four games for their first team, was interspersed with spells at Colchester United, Tottenham Hotspur Watford and Charlton.
After leaving the West London side, she landed at West Ham United, where she netted six goals in 26 under Julian Dicks, adding a couple more to her tally the season afterwards before leaving for Pompey.
The 24-year-old becomes Charlton’s third capture of the summer after Arsenal midfielder Chloe Brunton-Wilde and Southend United youngster Georgia Griffin.