Sheffield United Women sign Scotland youth international Rachel Brown

Sheffield United's new signing, Rachel Brown

Sheffield United have signed midfielder Rachel Brown from FA Women’s National League side Nottingham Forest.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a great season in the third-tier last time out, hitting double figures with 11 goals during her second season with Forest.

Brown said: “I’m really excited. I’ve been in talks for a few weeks now and I’m just really excited to get into pre-season and get the season going.

“I’ve played in this league before and I feel it’s the right time for me now to step back up. Sheffield United is a good club with good players and I’m looking forward to being part of that environment.”

Head coach Neil Redfearn said: “What Rachel does is add another young player and another coming with great references. She had a great year for Forest, has an eye for goal and she offers us real competition in the midfield.

“We have a really strong midfield, but we’re on the front foot now with replacing Kasia [Lipka] and Rachel has that ability to make an impact.”

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