Players warm up ahead of Durham's FA Women's Championship fixture against Tottenham Hotspur - Photo by FA Photographer

Durham winger signs contract extension

Durham winger Emily Roberts has signed a contract extension with the FA Women’s Championship promotion hopefuls according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 26-year-old failed to make an appearance for The Wildcats in 2019/2020 after suffering a cruel injury blow in pre-season, however, the player is rated highly by manager Lee Sanders who has moved quickly to secure her services for next season.

After almost a year out, it is understood that Roberts is on the road to recovery and is nearing a return to action. Durham will be pleased to be able to call upon the winger once again next season with the club set to resume their chase of that long-awaited place in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Roberts was virtually an ever-present for Durham during the 2018/2019 campaign. The player featured in 19 of The Wildcats’ 20 matches in the FA Women’s Championship as they went close to finishing in the second promotion spot. Some of Roberts’ highlights included a goal in Durham’s 6-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur and a brace in the 3-3 draw with top flight side Liverpool in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup, a game that The Wildcats eventually lost on penalty kicks.

The winger has made 72 appearances in total for Durham in which she has contributed 19 goals.

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