Charlyann Pizzarello settling in at Newcastle but wants to keep improving

Newcastle United take on York City in the FA Women's National League

Newcastle United’s latest signing Charlyann Pizzarello made her home debut during Sunday’s win against York City but isn’t yet content.

After four months away Newcastle returned to Kingston Park with a new-look side that included three new signings that the Geordie faithful were yet to see at home.

Becky Langley has recently recruited a trio of reinforcements in the form of Bianca Owens, Charlyann Pizzarello and Cara Milne-Redhead.

The latter two made the huge decision and dropped down from the FA Women’s Championship to play under Langley in Tier Four, such is the huge growth and pull of Newcastle.

Pizzarello was the one new signing that lasted the longest on Sunday and looked to have the beating of the York City full-back with her blistering pace.

Charlyann Pizzarello settling in at Newcastle

Given the Gibraltar international is still getting used to her surroundings and teammates it was a good enough cameo appearance which lays the foundations for greater things to come.

After a solid home debut, Pizzarello was already thinking about what’s to come and how this is just the start of Newcastle’s charge to the top of the table.

She said: ‘We have things that we need to work on but the season is not over yet so we keep working towards them [improvements] and it showed a little bit today and we’re on our way up.’

As home debuts go Pizzarello perhaps couldn’t have dreamt of playing in front of more than 4000 fanatic Geordies that were certainly the 12th man on Sunday.

Newcastle fans are the 12th man

It will be challenging for Pizzarello to relocate so far up north, but she was very quick to praise the fans and people of Newcastle since moving to Tyneside.

‘It’s good that they’re all behind us I love it and it gets me going as well so it’s nice.

‘The city has welcomed me in as well I’ve been around and seen a few things and I’m really enjoying it.’

While Langley will now have a selection headache most weeks given the talent her squad possesses, it’s certainly a good problem for her to have moving forward.

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