By Lloyd Webb
Carla Humphrey says her loan at Doncaster Rovers Belles is helping her become a better player.
It is the England Under-23 winger’s first spell away from Arsenal since she joined the Gunners in 2006 and progressed through the Centre of Excellence.
"It has gone well so far. In training we have looked really good and we are a disappointed we haven’t been able to put that into games so far"
Humphrey has yet score in her two appearances for Doncaster so far, but the 19-year-old says regular first—team football has helped her become a more rounded player.
“The style is different to how it is at Arsenal, but it has helped me improve my weaknesses such as shooting and is also helping me get stronger,” she told Arsenal.com. “I’m working on that everyday and trying to get some matches.
“It is helping my game, so I’m looking forward and it is exciting. Being here is also increasing my confidence. I already feel more confident and I’m getting the game experience against people that we will play in this league.
“It has gone well so far. In training we have looked really good and we are a disappointed we haven’t been able to put that into games so far. I’m really enjoying it and it is good to get the experience back on the pitch again.
“I grew up at Arsenal, so I’m still in contact with all the girls. I was lucky to be there. I still talk to Leah Williamson and Vyan Sampson, all the young ones like Jordan Nobbs too. I miss playing with players like them, but it is good to be getting some more experience. I briefly got to catch up with them.”