Laura Coombs signs new deal with Manchester City Women

Man City's Laura Coombs signs new deal
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Manchester City Women’s 29-year-old defender Laura Coombs has signed a two-year contract extension at the Academy Stadium.

With 34 appearances in league and cup for City so far, scoring five goals, Coombs said: “It feels great to have signed a new contract here at City – it was an easy choice for me to make. I feel settled and happy, both on and off the pitch, so it was a natural decision for me to stay.

“In my first season, I felt as though it was a bit of an adjustment period for me but this past year, I think I’ve shown what I can bring to the team, both technically and tactically, and doing that within such a high-quality squad has been amazing.”

Gareth Taylor, Manchester City Women Head Coach, added: “I think Laura probably surprised a lot of people last season in terms of her own individual output and how well she has done.

“She’s a very talented player and her quality and technical ability is impressive, while she’s provided us with some memorable moments this year.

“The challenge for her will be to push for more game time next season – she has impressed hugely this term and we really believe in her and her quality.”

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