Becky Flaherty of Sheffield United Women Aston Villa Ladies v Sheffield United Women, Women's Championship football match, Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, Birmingham, UK - 18 Aug 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Northern Ireland international goalkeeper joins Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Becky Flaherty on a free transfer according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 23-year-old moves to The Sir Tom Finney Stadium less than 48 hours after leaving former club Sheffield United by mutual consent.

Flaherty spent almost two years as a Blade and made 15 appearances for the club in all competitions. The keeper was instrumental in Sheffield United’s promotion push last season before losing her place in the side to Fran Kitching this term.

It has today been confirmed that Flaherty has completed a move to Sheffield United’s FA Women’s Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers. The Lancashire club have been given the green light to sign the player on an emergency basis due to injuries sustained by goalkeepers Alex Brooks and Emma Bradley. Flaherty will initially remain with Rovers until the end of the season but she could earn herself a deal for next season with manager Gemma Donnelly a big admirer of her talents.

Flaherty could make her debut for Rovers when they travel to London Bees this afternoon for their final away fixture of 2020/2021. The player could face former club Sheffield United when Rovers welcome The Blades to The Technique Stadium next weekend.

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