Danielle Lea and Megan Alexander join Everton Ladies from Man City and Liverpool respectively
Last Updated: 17/01/15 12:38pm
Everton Ladies have signed defender Danielle Lea from Manchester City and the versatile Megan Alexander from Liverpool ahead of the 2015 campaign.
Everton are hoping to return to the top flight at the first attempt and manager Andy Spence has now made three new signings, having already acquired defender Ellie Stewart.
Lea is on the comeback trail after injury and said: “Coming here is definitely a great opportunity for me to get game time and help Everton get back in WSL1.
“I got injured at Manchester City so, playing-wise, I think it’s a good opportunity for me to get games under my belt, as I’ve been out for nine months.
“We have a very good, strong team here and everyone was shocked when Everton got relegated so I think we’ll have a great chance of getting promoted.
“I know a few of the girls already like Paige Williams, as well as Vicky and Kelly Jones from previous clubs, so it’s been easy for me to fit in. All the girls are really nice and I get on well with them. I’m sure it will be a good season for us.”
Alexander has the ability to play anywhere down the left flank and spent time in WSL2 when she was on loan at Oxford last season.
“I’m a massive Blue, so that was always an attraction for me,” she said. “When I spoke to Andy, the way he wants the club to run and his philosophy is just like mine.
“Liverpool loaned me out to Oxford and I played nine or 10 games there so I already know a lot about the league and the teams we will come up against, especially some of the players too.
“We have been training since the end of December and I feel like each week we are getting better and better.
“There have been some new girls here at the club so it’s a case of getting to know everyone but it’s like a family, you just fit in. You don’t feel awkward and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
“Having already trained with the team and seen what players we have, I have no fears that we won’t go straight back up.”