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Keri Matthews signs for the Blades

11 July 2019

Sheffield United Women have added England Under 17 international forward Keri Matthews to their squad as Carla Ward continues to build her squad ahead of the new season.

The 16-year-old comes to the club straight out of York City's Regional Talent Centre but the teenager has been around the England youth teams for some time already.

Matthews was recently part of the England side that went to Bulgaria earlier this summer for the 2019 Women's Under 17 European Championships.

Despite an agonising group stage exit on goal difference, Matthews shone and scored in the final group game, a 2-0 win against Netherlands who would go on and reach the final of the tournament.

Matthews has already been training with her new team mates as preparations begin for our opening FA Women's Championship game of the season, and manager Carla Ward is excited by what she's seen in the winger so far.

"Keri has been with the squad for over a week now and I cannot tell you how excited I am by this signing," said Ward.

"Already she is showing she can mix it with the older and more experienced girls and is proving to be a really exciting young player. I know now why England speak so highly of her, when we first met I was so impressed by the level of maturity Keri showed to join a second=tier club in order to try and get game time. That shows what this young player is about and this is someone who I really think can excite this division this year."


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