Blackburn Rovers Ladies bring in defender Ellie Fletcher

Blackburn Rovers Deadline Day signing, Ellie Fletcher

Blackburn Rovers yesterday completed the Deadline Day signing of defender Ellie Fletcher following the release from her contract at Liverpool FC Women.

The 20 year-old further bolsters Gemma Donnelly’s defensive options ahead of Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup game against her former club.

A former England U-19 international who has also been called up to U-21 camps, Fletcher made five first-team appearances at Liverpool since signing in 2016.

The right-back has had two loan spells at Sheffield United but both were ended by knee injuries, however she is now back fit and ready for action.

Fletcher told “It’s been really frustrating. I’ve not had much luck with my knees but hopefully now all that is behind me and I can start to really kick on.

“I want to break into the team and get regular minutes which I’ve missed for the last couple of years.

“I’ve had a few international games and I think that will definitely help me, preparing for games and bringing all that experience.

“Now I want to try and get back into the setup if possible, enjoy my football and just see where it goes.”

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