Sunderland AFC Ladies have signed a familiar face in Charlotte Potts after the defender’s contract at Hibernian expired.
The 26-year-old, who returns to a side now back in the second tier, told safc.com: “I’m a bit overwhelmed to be back, to be honest – obviously Mel [Reay] has always had the utmost belief in me and under her, I always feel so motivated.
“I can’t wait to get started back in a league where we definitely deserve to be. The ultimate aim is the Super League and that’s what we want to push towards. It sort of feels like fate – it’s great to be back.
“I have a great support network in the North East and I really want to try and keep promoting girls’ football here. It’s important that we have a really good platform for them.”
Manager Melanie Reay added: “It was a big loss when Charlotte left to go to Hibernian, and we understood the reasons why she went.
“But now we’re absolutely delighted to bring her back alongside the news of our promotion – we all know the type of player she is and the strengths that she brings to the squad.
“We’re trying to build a competitive squad at this level, and a player like Charlotte fits into exactly that.”