Durham Women FC are delighted to confirm that forward Emily Roberts has committed her future to the club.
Roberts, who joined the club in 2016, has committed to the Wildcats as she prepares to make her comeback from an injury which saw her miss the entirety of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 26-year-old has been working hard behind the scenes alongside the club’s medical and sports science team to ensure she’s fit and raring to go when the new FA Women’s Championship campaign begins – with supporters eager to see the winger back in action.
The exciting attacker joined the Wildcats after spells with Lincoln, Notts County, Doncaster Belles and Sheffield FC and has gone on to score 19 times in 72 appearances for Durham.
She has quickly become a favourite with supporters and teammates alike and, having made a positive recovery from her long-term injury, is ready to make up for lost time and help Durham push on into 2020/21.
Speaking after putting pen to paper, Roberts said: “I’m delighted to be staying at Durham and I’m really looking forward to getting back playing – especially after missing last season through injury.
“I can’t wait to get back on the pitch and, of course, seeing all our supporters at the games.”
Manager Lee Sanders added: “I’m delighted for Emily, she’s worked so hard with the staff to get back and was looking really sharp before lockdown.
“She has been a key player since she came to the club and is a fantastic character and popular with everyone.
“She’ll undoubtedly bring some additional goals to the table, which will help the team, she’s gifted technically, as any one will back up when she starts running at them with the ball in training, and to have her here for another two seasons and hopefully beyond is great for the club”
“We really need to thank all the medical staff at the club for working hard to help her come back from a really frustrating injury, now she’s back and ready to go”
We’ll be holding an interview with Emily Roberts later this week – and we want YOUR questions. You can send them to us on Twitter – @durhamwfc – or email firstname.lastname@example.org.