Sheffield United corner flag Sheffield United Women v Durham Women FA Women’s Championship football match, Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, UK - 15 Nov 2020 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Highly-rated young Sheffield United forward Watson signs new deal

Highly-rated young Sheffield United forward Lucy Watson has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The 17-year-old attacker enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with The Blades this season, representing the club on 11 occasions in the FA Women’s Championship. Watson also made four appearances for Neil Redfearn’s side in the domestic cups, netting goals in both Vitality Women’s FA Cup ties against Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur.

With Watson being tipped for a big future in the game, it has today been confirmed that the player has signed a one-year contract extension with Sheffield United. The Blades informed FAWSL Full-Time of the news via an official club press release.

Upon signing her new deal, Watson said “I’ve really enjoyed my first season as a Blade. Now I’ve started getting some minutes I just hope next season I can progress further and really make my mark in the Championship.

“I think my goal against Tottenham showed I’m hungry for more this season and I’m just ready to see what this season brings and hopefully it brings more goals for me.”

Watson becomes the eighth Sheffield United player to sign new terms with the club. Tamara Wilcock, Sophie Walton, Charley Docherty, Maddy Cusack, Rhema Lord-Mears, Fran Kitching and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk have also signed contract extensions at The Technique Stadium this summer.

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