Crystal Palace Women net Leigh Nicol from local rivals

Crystal palace's new signing, Leigh Nicol
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Crystal Palace Women have secured the signing of 24-year-old midfielder Leigh Nicol from Championship rivals Charlton Athletic.

Previously capped at every youth level by Scotland, Nicol told cpfc.co.uk: “After having a year out to focus on myself I never thought this would happen. The club, players and coaches have built an amazing culture and have clear visions to be successful.”

Manager Dean Davenport was looking to add leadership and experience this summer. “Having captained Celtic at Under-15s, 17s and reserve team level, we’ve added another vocal presence to our squad.

“With Leigh knowing what this league is all about having played for London Bees, Millwall Lionesses and Charlton last season, I have no doubt she will settle in quickly – this is another exciting signing for the season ahead.”

Meanwhile, Bianca Baptiste, Ashleigh Goddard and Andria Georgiou have all signed new contracts with the Eagles.

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