Blackburn Rovers Ladies bring in defender Ellie Fletcher

Blackburn Rovers Deadline Day signing, Ellie Fletcher
Photo: rovers.co.uk

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 rovers.co.uk: “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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