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Lucy Watson signs

28 February 2020

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Sheffield United have added England Under 17 international Lucy Watson to their squad as Carla Ward's Blades head towards the end of a successful second season in the FA Women's Championship.

The teenage forward is another exciting young prospect to add to an already young and talented squad that Ward has at her disposal, arriving from Doncaster Rovers Belles where she broke into the first team aged just 15.

Watson, who only turned 16 in November, made the step up from the Belles Regional Talent Centre the same month to become a first team player for the club.

The Blades saw off competition from several FA Women's Super League clubs to sign Watson and Ward is delighted to have another top young talent in her squad.

"Lucy's been someone we've been monitoring for a while now. She has huge potential and already is proving a joy to work with."

The talented forward has been a regular in the England Under 17 squads despite only turning 16 at the end of last year, recently returning from a camp earlier this month where she featured for Lydia Bedford's side against the USA.

Watson was involved in two UEFA Women's Under-17 European Championships first round qualifying tournament in Bosnia-Herzegovina last month as they progressed through to the elite round.

The 16-year-old scored against both Bosnia and Belgium and England will now face France, Wales and Slovakia in March, with one team progressing to the tournament itself in Sweden in May.

After returning from camp at the end of last year, Watson and the team were invited to Wembley to watch the senior Lionesses take on Germany in front of 70,000+ fans where the teenager acted as one of the ball girls for the match.


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