Reading FC Women have signed 5’8” centre-half Deanna Cooper who left Chelsea following the expiry of her contract this summer.
Cooper made 29 appearances for Chelsea, scoring three times – including a unstoppable 30-yard strike against the Royals.
Head coach Kelly Chambers told readingfc.co.uk: “Deanna is a player I’ve have always liked watching and now want to see more of. I have been interested in bringing her to Reading for some time and I am just delighted to get a deal done to bring her to the club.
“She is a gifted player who wears her heart on her sleeve and does everything for her team. I believe she will fit into my squad perfectly and definitely suits our style of play. I’m excited to see her in a Reading shirt.”
Meanwhile, Natasha Harding, Lily Woodham and Kiera Skeels have all signed new contracts with the Royals.