May 26, 2024

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‘Over the moon ‘ – Sunderland star with 100 appearances reacts after signing new deal with women’s team

The defender has signed a new deal at the club.

Sunderland have announced that Louise Griffiths has signed a new contract with the club.

 The full-back will continue at the club on a part-time basis and has penned a new deal until 2024. Griffiths will continue to pursue opportunities away from football.

The 24-year-old will enter her seventh campaign with Mel Reay’s senior team and made her 100th appearance for Sunderland on the final day of the 2022-23 season against Blackburn Rovers.

 “I’m over the moon to have signed and I’m looking forward to a competitive season in the Championship,” Griffiths said after extending her stat at Sunderland.

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 “We’re delighted that Louise has signed a new contract with the club,” general manager Alex Clark said. “She will combine her work with playing as she has done in the past.

“She’s been a really loyal player to the club for a number of years. Last season was hampered by injury but we’re sure with a pre-season behind her she’ll hit the heights that we know she can achieve.”


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Leeds United are now strongly considering a move to bring Burnley defender Charlie Taylor back to the club.

Charlie Taylor could be in line for an emotional return to Leeds United this summer with an Elland Road comeback being considered.

That is according to The Athletic, who claim that Leeds are looking to bring in a new left back this summer.

It’s stated that Leeds are now listening to offers for Junior Firpo after dropping into the Championship.

Firpo didn’t really shine in the Premier League but is expected to receive interest from clubs in La Liga.

That would leave Leeds needing to find a replacement and it’s suggested that Leeds are now seriously considering bidding for Taylor.

The 29-year-old won promotion to the Premier League with Burnley last season, but his starts usually came as a centre back under Vincent Kompany.

Taylor may be phased out of the Burnley plans moving forward and first-team action at Leeds may well appeal.

Charlie Taylor may fancy emotional Leeds United return

You could understand if Taylor feels that this is the right time to go back to Leeds.

Taylor was born in York and joined the Leeds ranks at a young age, eventually making his way up into the first team.

Loans at Bradford City, York City, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Fleetwood Town prepared Taylor well for his Leeds breakthrough.

Taylor’s emergence into the first team was so impressive that Stephen Warnock was offloaded to Derby County.

Leeds fans had a new favourite from their academy and Taylor excelled in the Whites first team.

Sadly, 2017 brought interest from Burnley and Taylor moved on for just £7million, becoming a Premier League regular as his Leeds deal expired.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported last summer that Leeds were interested in re-signing Taylor but no move materialised.

The timing may now be right; Taylor is unlikely to be a first-choice player for Burnley next season and he would surely play regularly for Leeds.

Being part of a Leeds side pushing to get back into the Premier League should also appeal, with Taylor surely attracted by the emotional pull of his former club.

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