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Ali Johnson signs

9 August 2019

Sheffield United Women have added former Liverpool and Bristol City full-back Ali Johnson to their squad as the England Under 20 international becomes signing number eight for manager Carla Ward.

20-year-old Johnson has spent several seasons in the FA Women's Super League since coming through the Blackburn Rovers Centre of Excellence, which also produced talents such as Keira Walsh and Georgia Stanway.

Johnson impressed enough to learn a move to Liverpool where she made her debut in the FA Cup at the start of 2017 and scored her first goal for the club against Sheffield FC later in the year.

The pacey full-back joined Bristol City last summer after coming back from the Under 20 Women's World Cup with a bronze medal, but injury severely hampered her season and she only made a handful of appearances for the Vixens.

Another player with experience in the FA WSL behind her, manager Ward is delighted to add more quality to her squad as the new season grows ever closer.

"Ali is a really positive signing for us," said Ward. "Ali brings experience at the highest level and she's still so young. We're delighted to have her on board and we know she'll add quality to the squad this season."

Johnson herself is also happy to have sealed a move to the Blades ahead of the new season.

"It feels really good. What Carla wants to do this season, the goals she's set and personally I think she has a lot of belief in me. I want to be here, it's a club going in the right direction and that's why I wanted to be a part of it."


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