Kerys Harrop of Birmingham City Women West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women WSL football match, Rush Green Stadium, London, UK - 15 Sep 2019 Photo: Joe Toth for The FA

Curtain comes down on two decades at Birmingham City for fans’ favourite

Birmingham City’s summer has just got worse with the news that long-serving defender and club captain Kerys Harrop is leaving the SportNation.bet Stadium.

The 29-year-old has spent the last two decades with the Blues, rising through the club’s Regional Talent Centre (RTC) to go on to become a club legend at senior level.

Birmingham City confirmed Harrop’s departure¬†via their official club website this afternoon, news which will not have gone down well with their fans. It has been a tough close season for the Blues so far with Harrop becoming the club’s seventh departure from what was already a wafer-thin squad.

During her time as a first team player with Birmingham City, Harrop lifted the Women’s FA Cup in 2012 while she led out her side at Wembley for the 2017 final. She has also twice been a member of a Blues side which finished as runners-up in FA Women’s Super League 1 while she has gained experience of playing in Europe in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Harrop’s appearance in Birmingham City’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool at the SportNation.bet Stadium in October saw her become the record appearance holder in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

The defender leaves Birmingham City with 194 appearances in all competitions under her belt.

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