Crystal Palace Women sign Kate Natkiel

Crystal Palace's new signing, Kate Natkiel
Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

Crystal Palace Women have signed versatile forward Kate Natkiel from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Natkiel – who can play as a centre-forward or as a winger – told “I’m excited for a new challenge with a club that shares my ambitions; I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to enjoying my football again.”

She joined Brighton in 2015, having previously been at Watford for six years, playing 67 times for the Hornets.

Manager Dean Davenport was keen to strengthen attacking options. “Kate’s a proven goalscorer at this level,” he said. “With Ashlee Hincks’ recovery from her long-term injury going well, plus Amber Stobbs’ good goal-scoring start here, I’m looking forward to Kate linking up with the squad, as she will offer an excellent alternative in the final third.”

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