Aston Villa Women sign defender Lucy Parker

Aston Villa's new signing, Lucy Parker
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Aston Villa Women have signed defender Lucy Parker on a two-year contract with the option of extending for a further year.

The 24-year-old joins after two seasons with West Ham United, having earlier played in the States for Louisiana State University and UCLA.

Manager Carla Ward told “Lucy is someone we’ve tracked for some time and we know we had a lot of competition to sign her.”

“She’s a front-footed, ball-playing centre-half and is someone who will add a lot of quality to our defensive unit.”

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