Sheffield United Women sign England U-17 international Lucy Watson

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Lucy Watson during the 2019 FA Girls’ Youth Plate Final. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

Sheffield United Women have added Young Lionesses forward Lucy Watson to their squad from Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Watson, who only turned 16 in November, made the step up from the Belles Regional Talent Centre the same month to become a first team player for the club.

The Blades say they saw off competition from several FA Women’s Super League clubs to sign Watson and manager Carla Ward is delighted to have another top young talent in her squad.

“Lucy’s been someone we’ve been monitoring for a while now. She has huge potential and already is proving a joy to work with.”

The talented forward has been a regular in the England U-17 squads despite only turning 16 at the end of last year, recently returning from a camp earlier this month where she featured for Lydia Bedford’s side against the USA.

Watson scored against both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgium in the UEFA Women’s U-17 qualifying tournament and was one of the ball girls for the Lionesses game against Germany at Wembley Stadium.

Sheffield United host Crystal Palace in the only FA Women’s Championship game this Sunday, with Blackburn Rovers versus Charlton Athletic already rained off.

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