Abbey-Leigh Stringer of Everton challenges Brooke Chaplen of Reading Everton Ladies v Reading Women, WSL football match, Select Security Stadium, Widnes, UK - 19 Jan 2020 Photo: Richard Martin-Roberts for The FA

New two-year deal for Everton midfielder

Everton midfielder Abbey-Leigh Stringer has signed a new two-year deal at Walton Hall Park according to reports on The Blue Girls’ official website.

The 25-year-old Nuneaton-born midfielder has spent the last two years on Merseyside and has been a regular in manager Willie Kirk’s Everton side.

Stringer’s contract with Everton was set to expire this summer, however, it has today been confirmed that the player has signed a new deal which will see her remain with the club until summer 2022.

The midfielder made 15 league appearances for The Blues Girls in her first season with with the club, 13 of which were starts. Stringer made just five starts for Kirk’s side this season, however, she was still involved in all but three of Everton’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures.

Stringer started her career in the Aston Villa Centre of Excellence before turning out for city rivals Birmingham City. The player did return to her former club for a loan spell in 2015 as Stringer looked to gain some additional first team experience. She joined latest club Everton in summer 2018 and has played her part in The Blue Girls’ recent growth.

The former England youth international has made 31 appearances in total for Everton and she will be eyeing a half-century of outings after securing an extended stay at the club.

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