A general view of Butts Park Arena Coventry United Ladies v London Bees, Womens Championship football match, Butts Park Arena, Crayford, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Joe Toth for The FA

Coventry United announce second defensive departure

Coventry United have announced that defender Georgia Popple has opted to leave the club.

The former Birmingham City and Leicester City defender has opted to move away from the game to allow more time to focus on her studies.

Coventry United announced the player’s departure earlier this afternoon via their official club Twitter account.

Popple joined Coventry United in the summer after leaving former club Leicester City. The player has made eight appearances in all competitions for Jay Bradford’s side. Her final appearance for the club came as Coventry United were defeated 4-0 by Sheffield United at the Butts Park Arena in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup last week.

Coventry United boss Bradford may now be forced into the transfer market after losing two of her defenders within a matter of hours. The departure of Chelsea Weston was announced by the club this morning with the player having secured a move to the Italian top flight with Pink Sport Bari.

Defensive reinforcements could certainly help Coventry United’s cause with the club currently having the worst defensive record in the FA Women’s Championship. United have conceded 22 goals in eight FA Women’s Championship fixtures, one more than London Bees who have played nine games.

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