Rangers FC Women sign Laura Rafferty from Southampton

Northern Ireland's Laura Rafferty joins Rangers
Laura Rafferty in action for Northern Ireland earlier this year. (Photo by Filip Filipovic/Getty Images)

Rangers FC Women have signed 28-year-old defender Laura Rafferty from Championship side Southampton on a two-year deal.

A Northern Ireland international with over 30 caps, Rafferty has had spells with Chelsea, Oxford United, Bristol City and four years at Brighton, before nearly 50 games with the Saints.

Rafferty told rangers.co.uk: “I’m really excited. It’s a massive club and the values that it shares is something that I would put alongside what I do.

“I’ve been keeping my eye on Rangers for a while now; the way that they play and the winning mindset is very important for me.”

Head Coach, Jo Potter, said: “I am super excited about signing Laura and she arrives with so much experience.

“I think you can see her CV and the calibre of player that she is and what she can bring to the squad, and from the very first conversation that we had I was impressed with her and how she handles herself.

“I think she is going to bring a lot to the squad, and I am excited to have her in and get going.”

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