Sheffield United Women sign experienced Championship defender

Sheffield Utd's new signing, Georgia Robert

Sheffield United Women have signed 26-year-old defender Georgia Robert from London Bees ahead of the new FAWC season.

Brining a wealth of FA Women’s Championship experience, Robert has previously played for Millwall Lionesses and Lewes before a two-year spell with the Bees, with whom her free-kick goal was nominated for the league’s goal of the season award.

Robert said: “I’m very happy, I’m absolutely buzzing to be here. The past three seasons, Sheffield United have done consistently well so I’m looking forward to getting in and continuing that and hopefully pushing on to be better.

“I’m looking forward to getting in there. Sheffield United has a good reputation as a club, good players, a good manager, it’s just exciting to be a part of. As soon as it was on the table and after I spoke to Neil [Redfearn], it was pretty much a no-brainer for me.”

Head coach Neil Redfearn added: “Georgia’s got real Championship experience. What we will lose with Leandra, she gives us that height and that dominance at the back. She’s a good footballer, she’s comfortable in possession and she’s an athlete.

“There’s room for her to develop and playing alongside someone like Sophie Bradley-Auckland will only get the best out of her. For me, she’s an exciting signing because there’s also a lot more to come from her.”

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