Andy Cook has strengthened his squad further ahead of the upcoming FA Women’s National League North season as he has added Charlotte Steggles to his ranks.
The 22-year-old makes the move up from the reserve side where she spent the whole of last season captaining the team.
Steggles, who can play in either defence or midfield, captained The Reds reserve side all the way to the FA Women’s National League Reserve Cup Final last season. But unfortunately, the side lost out to Crystal Palace reserves in lifting the trophy.
Steggles was also no stranger in front of goal last season as she also found her name regularly on the score sheet. With a memorable hat-trick against West Brom reserves and a brace against Coventry City reserves the defender will be hoping to replicate that form again this season.
Speaking on making the move up to the first team, Steggles said: “It was amazing to get back playing again last season after a couple of seasons out.
“We had a great year reaching two cup finals and pushing for the league title.
“I’m delighted to now be pushing for a place in the first team, we’ve signed some great players and we can’t wait to get started in the league.”
Annabel McKechnie has also officially joined the first-team squad ahead of the upcoming season as she makes the move up from the reserve team as well.
The long-serving Red re-joined the club last summer and spent the first-half of the campaign with the reserve team. But after a string of impressive performances Cook brought the forward into his side earlier this year.
McKechnie put together some great performances when taking to the field with the first-team and will officially link up with the side again for the upcoming campaign.