Jess Fishlock joins Reading Women

Reading's loan signing Jess Fishlock
Jess Fishlock heads the ball for OL Reign versus Houston Dash. (PA Images)

Reading FC Women have confirmed the major signing of Jess Fishlock who joins the Royals on a loan deal from OL Reign.

Fishlock, Wales’ all-time leading appearance-maker with 113 caps will link up with many familiar faces from the Welsh international squad, including Angharad James, Rachel Rowe and Royals skipper Tash Harding.

The much-travelled star previously played in the WSL when helping Bristol City finish fifth and then fourth, as well as winning through to the FA Women’s Cup final.

Manager Kelly Chambers told readngfc.co.uk: “Jess is a world class player that has a wealth of experience at the very top level of the women’s game.

“Not only does Jess have incredible experience behind her, she also possesses a fantastic understanding of the game that will only help the players around her on the pitch and our team to progress.

“What I love about Jess is that she is still so hungry to develop and learn and I’m so excited to work with her over this period. It’s fantastic to bring Jess to our club.”

“I am super excited to be joining Reading on loan,” said Jess. “It’s nice to be home and I am thankful for the opportunity.

“I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to helping Reading push on to another level.”

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