Blackburn Rovers Ladies take to the pitch to play London City Lionesses at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium Blackburn Rovers Ladies v London City Lionesses, Women’s Championship football match, Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Preston, UK - 08 Dec 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Blackburn Rovers announce sixth summer signing

FA Women’s Championship club Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the signing of versatile youngster Meg Boydell on their official website.

The 19-year-old joins Rovers from Liverpool where she has been a regular for the club’s development and academy sides.

Boydell has also represented England across a number of youth levels, bringing some international experience with her to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

The procurement of Boydell makes it six summer signings for Rovers manager Gemma Donnelly and she has high hopes for her latest addition. When speaking to Rovers’ official media channels, Donnelly said “Although Meg is young, she has an immense desire to be successful and also try and make her mark in this division.

“Whilst she understands that she will have competition from more experienced players, I’m quite sure her determination and attitude will drive her through.”

Boydell joins a long line of young players to join the Lancashire club. Fellow new signings Issy Dean, Emma Bradley, Charlotte Newsham and Emma Doyle are all below the age of 21. This is on top of a plethora of young players from the Blackburn Rovers academy who have all been given professional contracts such as Natasha Fenton, Kayleigh McDonald, and Chelsey Jukes.

Donnelly’s philosophy is therefore clear, put faith in youth and sweep up some of the talented players who aren’t getting opportunities in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. That transfer policy makes for an intriguing second season in the FA Women’s Championship for Rovers.

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