Sheffield United Women have added young defender Hannah Coan to their squad on a loan deal from Everton until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old ball-playing centre-back who can also play at full-back, made her first team debut for Everton in a Continental Cup tie against Leicester City last season and could make her Blades bow against the same opposition this weekend.
Head coach Neil Redfearn said:
“Hannah is a great addition to our squad as she’s a very talented young defender with excellent technical ability and athleticism you need to play at the highest level.
“She gives us a good balance at the back as she’s naturally left footed, which gives us another positive option towards selection for the season.”
Coan meanwhile is looking forward to getting more first team minutes under her belt this season after joining the team for training earlier this week.
“I’m really happy, it will be good for me to get some experience. The team did so well last season and they’re looking good again this season, we want to push on from that this year. The team has started this season really well with the win at the weekend, so it was good to see that.”
“The girls have all been really welcoming, talking to me and helping me out. All the staff have been really welcoming too. Coming into a new environment can be nerve-wracking, but everyone made it really easy for me to step into that environment this week.”