Spurs Women sign former Reading centurion Molly Bartrip

Spurs' new signing, Molly Bartrip
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Spurs Women have signed defender Molly Bartrip on a two-year deal from Reading, for whom she clocked up over 100 appearances.

Having begun with Spurs as a youngster, she went on to represent England at U-17 level through to the U-23 age-group.

The 25-year-old told tottenhamhotspur.com: “I was at Reading for a long time, I grew up as a person and a footballer there but now I’m ready to move on into a different direction. I’m so excited to start here because it’s brand new for me, I’m coming out of my comfort zone and embracing new challenges. I want to get better, I want to develop as a player and I think I’ve got an amazing opportunity to do that here.

“In terms of my career, in a way I feel like I’ve come full circle now – my first ever girls’ team was Tottenham, I loved it and it’s where I fell in love with the game if I’m honest. It was where I realised that I wanted to go on to become a professional footballer and to come back now, I’m so proud at how far Tottenham has come as a club and I’m ready to give my all to hopefully help to take us to the next level.”

Head Coach Rehanne Skinner said: “Molly has played in the WSL for seven years – that amounts to a great deal of experience for somebody who is still young, having only just turned 25. Her defensive record was excellent last season, she’s a solid defender who works incredibly hard out of possession, is a committed and resilient person and is someone who is going to help us in our ambitions to keep driving the team forward and improve on where we were last year. She’ll be a real asset to us and I’m delighted that she has joined the squad.”

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