Chelsea Ladies are at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night at Wheatsheaf Park [7.35pm] and CFC Website caught up with new signing Carly Telford ahead of the game.
The 29-year-old began her second spell with the Blues last month with a clean sheet against Reading, having rejoined the club after three seasons with Notts County Ladies. With Hedvig Lindahl and Becky Spencer injured (the former will be available for Sweden for the UEFA Women’s Euros in the summer, barring complications),Telford brings plenty of experience between the sticks for the Spring Series and she is desperate to win some silverware before heading to Holland with England for the Euros.
THEY SAY FOOTBALL IS A FUNNY OLD GAME AND ON THE EVE OF THE NEW SEASON I’M SURE YOU WOULDN’T HAVE EXPECTED NOTTS COUNTY TO CEASE TO EXIST AND YOUR OLD CLUB CHELSEA TO COME CALLING…
What happened at Notts is something I’ve never experienced before in football and hopefully I never will again. I joined them from Chelsea about three-and-a-half years ago and it’s absolutely mad to be back here. Stuart Searle [goalkeeper coach] and Claire Rafferty text me after the Notts stuff happened to see what I was doing and it was a bit like, ‘Look, at the minute I can’t even think of anything! But let me think about it and see what the situation is – if it’s possible then of course I’d like to speak to you.’
There was a rumour we were going to be held to our contracts with Notts County as assets to the club, so I didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. But everything got sorted over the weekend, I had to miss the Yeovil game but I was able to sign on the Monday in time to make my second debut against Reading. I hadn’t even trained with the team as I was still at uni the first two days of the week! It was definitely a whirlwind.
From CFC Website