Sheffield United Women sign midfielder Sophie Walton

Sheffield United's new signing, Sophie Walton
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Sheffield United Women have added experienced 30-year-old midfielder Sophie Walton from Nottingham Forest.

Walton played in the top tier with Lincoln Ladies and Notts County, appearing for the latter in the FA Cup Final, and helped Doncaster Rovers Belles to the FA WSL 2 title.

“I’m over the moon to have got the deal done. It took me a while after having my first child to probably get back to the level I used to be at but I want to play at the highest level I can and I wanted and needed to push myself,” she told sufc.co.uk.

“I only heard good things from last season and hopefully we can go one better this season. I know a few of the players. I’ve played with Lea [Little] and Kasia [Lipka] and Jade [Pennock] with Doncaster Belles but I like to get involved straight away and get to know people, but it always helps having a few familiar faces.”

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