Durham Women FC can today confirm that Lisa Robertson sadly can’t return for the second half of the season – owing to increased work commitments.
The midfielder joined the Wildcats from Scottish side Hibernian in November 2018 and quickly went on to make a big impression at New Ferens Park.
But having seen a change in her working circumstances, which won’t allow the player to meet the clubs training schedule, Robertson has now had to make the decision to step back from playing for Durham.
Explaining the decision, she said: “The decision comes down to work reasons.
“I’ve got a really good, new opportunity which is going to take up a lot more of my time, meaning I had to step back.
“It’s obviously hard leaving a club where I’ve been made really welcome and have really settled into.
“I’ve enjoyed playing with the girls and it’s a fantastic dressing room, but given the circumstances I feel it’s the best thing for me and the club moving forward.”
Robertson’s time at New Ferens Park yielded plenty of memories – and there are two clear ones which standout in her mind.
“The best memory of a team was obviously the win over Manchester United,” she added.
“But individually, the FA Cup win over Bristol City where I scored two stands out.”
Manager Lee Sanders added: “We thank Lisa for her contribution and whilst it’s frustrating to lose such a player at this point in the season I can see how difficult it would have been for her to commit to training.
“It’s now an opportunity for someone else to take that spot left.
“She’s been a good person to deal with and has given 100% every time she’s played.”