Brighton Women Sign Swedish Defender

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Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Swedish full-back Amanda Nilden on a contract until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old impressed during a trial with the Seagulls in recent weeks, and is eligible to make her debut in the WSL 2 match against Doncaster Rovers Belles on 28th January.

Albion manager Hope Powell said, “She did really well in her two training sessions here. She was a bit nervous in the first one as expected, but we invited her to come again and she expressed herself a little bit more.

“She has a cultured left foot, is technically good and comfortable in possession. She plays in a full-back, wing-back role – so for us, she’s a really good signing.

“Amanda’s young and wants to develop. She’s very keen, athletic and adds a different dimension to the squad – she ticks all the boxes.”

Nilden began her career at IF Brommapojkarna before moving to AIK, and the Swede has also made a number of appearances for her national team from under-15 to under-19 level.