Danielle Carter admits that she wasn’t at her best in her debut season with Albion but wants to show what she’s really capable of this coming campaign.
The striker finished the 2021/22 season with two goals and an assist in 21 Women’s Super League appearances.
“I don’t think I was anywhere near the best version of me last year,” the 29-year-old admitted. “I worked hard and put in a shift for the team every time I played, but there’s more to come. Hopefully with some new signings we can bounce off each other and bring the best out of each other as a group.
“It was good to be back playing regularly last season. Collectively we were one point off the club’s record WSL tally, so that was unfortunate and put a bit of a downer on it. But overall it was decent season and one to build on.”
The former Arsenal and Reading forward is looking forward to welcoming new players this transfer window, after a number of Albion’s long term servants departed this summer.
“It’s going to be interesting, because a lot of girls who have been a core part of the team have left. The atmosphere that Hope and the staff have created with the players is amazing, so it’s going to be important that we get the new players settled in quickly and make sure that they fit into our system.
“It’s a family type team, the girls are great, we have brilliant characters. Everyone puts in 100% and wants to do well for the team, and I know the players we bring in will be of that mindset.”
Carter is one of Albion’s most experienced WSL players and hopes to build on her role as a leader in the group.
“When I came here I knew it was going to be a completely different role to what I have done before. I know it was my first season, but I am one of the senior players with a lot of experience.
“I would imagine it will be the same this season, if anything more will be asked of me. I am going to be a part of the group who helps the new players settle in.”