THIS season for Bridgwater United Women so far has been one that the players and staff can be proud of.

Currently they sit in sixth place in the National League Southern Premier Division after winning eight of their 15 matches.

They also have games in hand on a number of teams above them, and of course lets not forget their inspiring FA Cup run in which they defeated Crystal Palace and put their name on the map in the match against Manchester United.

Another exciting part of this season at the club is the number of signings they have made.

One in particular is Daisy Ackerman, an 18-year-old attacking force who has signed on loan from WSL leaders Arsenal.

Daisy, who is from Bristol, told the Bridgwater Mercury that she is thoroughly enjoying her time at the Bridgwater club.

"Since I joined Bridgwater I have really been enjoying everything about the club.

"All the girls have been very inviting and friendly, the staff have welcomed me in so much and the fans have been great.

Bridgwater Mercury: Daisy Ackerman

"It has been the perfect fit for me and I can see myself staying here longer."

Daisy spent the first half of this season on loan at Oxford United but is now on Bridgwater's books until the end of the season.

"I did enjoy my time at Oxford but it wasn't the best fit for me as I live in Bristol now, Bridgwater is an ideal place for me to get game time and improve.

"I have big ambitions in my career and Bridgwater have big ambitions as a club, it just works."

Daisy made her debut for Arsenal in the WSL against Chelsea in a club friendly back in August 2021, and she said that has given her a goal to play at the highest level.

"I made my debut for Arsenal against Chelsea last year, being in that squad and training with those players has made me realise I want to play football at the highest level.

"I have played for England U18's a few times as well, so playing for England first team would be another goal of mine."

Daisy finished the interview by saying her time at Bridgwater so far has been incredible.

"Everything about this club is great, as a collective we are all fighting for the same goal and we would love some silverware this season, we can't wait for the Somerset Cup final.

"It really is a great club."