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Manchester City announce departure of Republic of Ireland international defender

Republic of Ireland international defender Megan Campbell will leave Manchester City upon the expiry of her contract this summer according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 27-year-old Drogheda-born full-back has spent the last five years at The Academy Stadium but she has had some awful luck with injuries which have severely hindered her progress with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League club.

Campbell’s contract at Manchester City is due to expire next month and the club have announced that the player will not be part of Gareth Taylor’s squad for 2021/2022. The left-back’s departure should allow her to regain her fitness and rebuild her career with regular football elsewhere, potentially boosting her Republic of Ireland selection hopes in the process.

The defender leaves Manchester City after making 43 appearances for the club in all competitions in which she has scored one goal. Campbell has appeared in just one matchday squad this season which came in the penalty shootout defeat to Manchester United in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup. The player was an unused substitute for that match.

Campbell has battled close to a first team return on a couple of occasions this season but has suffered a range of injury setbacks. She will now be hoping to finally get a fresh start and put her injury woes behind her.

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