Robinson ready to fight for starting spot

Winger spent second half of last season on loan with Charlton.

By Charlie Hanson • 05 August 2022

By Charlie Hanson
Katie Robinson made ten appearances for Charlton last season, scoring twice and laying on four assists.

Katie Robinson is confident she’s ready for a proper crack at the WSL this season.

The young winger ruptured her ACL in September 2020, before returning to fitness at the beginning of the following campaign.

With first-team appearances limited on her return from injury, she made a loan move to Championship side Charlton Athletic for the second half of the season, a spell the 19-year-old reckons could play a big role in her breaking into the Albion first team.

“Charlton was a good experience. It enabled me to get some game time, I was involved in quite a few goals and assists. The league is quite different to the WSL, it’s quite physical and the football itself is not as technical.

By Charlie Hanson
The winger made six appearances for England under-23s last season, getting on the scoresheet against Belgium.

“I could have stayed here in January, but there was no guarantee I would get the game time which after an injury is really important. I needed the experience as well, so I would have regretted it if I didn’t do it.

“I feel in a much better place after going out on loan, I feel fitter and stronger, I want to work hard this pre-season and see where that takes me.”

The former Bristol City player is now focused on the coming season, with Albion beginning their new WSL campaign at the Amex against Aston Villa.

“I am in the best place at the moment. I need to stay fit and hopefully from there get more game time and find that consistency.

“I’ve got a clear plan in my head of what I need to do now, what I need to work on. It’s been good getting back into the swing of things here.”

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