Both team walk onto the pitch. London City Lionesses v London Bees, Women’s Championship football match, Princes Park stadium, London, UK - 12 Jan 2020 Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA

Signing for London City Lionesses ‘a no-brainer’ says recent addition Wilson

Goalkeeper Nina Wilson recently joined FA Women’s Championship club London City Lionesses after playing in the Icelandic League for Fjardabyggd/Höttur/Leiknir.

Wilson has previous experience playing with clubs in the top two tiers of the English game after spending time with Lewes and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wilson will provide competition for first-choice goalkeeper Shae Yanez during her time at Princes Park. A tough challenge awaits her with Yanez having kept five clean sheets prior to London City Lionesses’ 3-2 victory over Lewes last time out.

When recently speaking to FAWSL Full-Time about the challenge with Yanez for the goalkeeping jersey, Wilson said “We all work really well together. Shae is in fantastic form and that is something I can learn from as she is slightly older and more experienced.

“I look at it as an opportunity to learn from her and to also help her develop further. She sees me right next to her and she can hopefully take some things from my game and I take some from her as well.”

Wilson went on to discuss her move to London City Lionesses, a decision which she described as a ‘no-brainer’.

“I heard loads of good things before I came, so when Mel (Phillips) invited me to come and train it was a no-brainer already really.

“We are creating a culture here and for me, that is something that is really important.”

When playing in Iceland, Wilson enjoyed her first experience as a full-time player. Speaking about her time with Fjardabyggd/Höttur/Leiknir, she said “It was a new experience out of my comfort zone, they didn’t speak English and I didn’t know any of them but, it was good to push myself and I ended up being quite a leadership figure there.”

London City Lionesses return to FA Women’s Championship action this weekend when they welcome high-flying Durham to Princes Park on Sunday.

Article author: Megan Grey

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