Aston Villa Women sign Lucy Staniforth

Aston Villa's new signing, Lucy Staniforth
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Aston Villa have signed attacker Lucy Staniforth on an 18-month deal following her departure from Manchester United.

Staniforth joined United in 2020 and previously played for the likes of Sunderland, Lincoln, Bristol City, Liverpool and Birmingham City.

The 30-year-old has also 17 caps and two goals for the Lionesses, following caps at four development age-groups.

Manager Carla Ward told “Lucy is someone who will bring a huge amount of experience to this squad.”

“She’s a winner and is someone who can play off both sides as well as centrally. We’re delighted to have her at Aston Villa.”

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