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Royals Women sign Sunderland stopper

Rachael Laws joins WSL1 side

5 July 2018

Reading FC Women recently announced the signing of goalkeeper Rachael Laws from Sunderland ahead of the upcoming WSL1 season.

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The goalkeeper joins following the recent departure of Mary Earps to German side, Wolfsburg, and Laws hopes to make an immediate impression this season.

Upon her arrival, Laws said: “Reading were always a team I looked at and wanted to be a part of. I only heard good things about them and its somewhere I want to personally be and thrive hopefully while I am here.”

Laws already has a Women's Super League medal to her name after a loan spell with Liverpool, but has spent the majority of her career to date with Sunderland.

She also earned her first call-up to the England squad last year, and will be hoping to play her way further into Phil Neville's plans with a strong campaign with the Royals.

Reading go into the WSL1 season off the back of their best ever finish in the league, earning a superb 4th place in the top tier, alongside a run to the semi-finals of the Continental Cup.

The first round of the Cup gets underway on August 18th-19th, while the new WSL1 season will get started on the weekend of 8th-9th September, with fixtures to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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