Emily Brett

Dan Lawlor bolsters his attacking options with a late signing.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce the signing of Notts County forward Emily Brett for the 2023/24 FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands campaign.

Brett, who began the first half of the season at Notts County Women, netting four goals in 11 games, becomes Dan Lawlor’s sixth signing of the 2023/24 campaign and further bolsters his attacking options, who have scored 39 goals in 13 games so far this season.

The forward, who has had spells at Doncaster Rovers Belles, Loughborough Lightning and as a pro in Iceland, is looking forward to being part of the front-line and highlighted how the club’s progression finalised her decision. 

“I’m very excited to have joined the club,” Brett said. “I spoke to Dan and he had big ambitions for the team and me as a player. I felt it was a no-brainer for me at this point in my career because I’m at the age where I’m looking for this ambition and felt it was the right calling for me and the right time in my career to challenge myself.  Also, the club’s culture, the facilities and Dan’s ambitions for the team are all parts that drew me to the club.”

“I recently had a spell in Iceland to play pro football, but unfortunately came back early due to injury. It was a really good experience out there, completely different physicality to the game, learning a new language and just playing every single day as you don’t realise how much that can help with your development as a player.”

“I have seen the wingers and watched a few videos, so I roughly know how they play and I obviously played against them, but hoping to be around the box and getting on the end of some crosses. I’m just excited to get going and I cannot wait to work alongside the girls.”

Lawlor said: “Emily is a great addition for us at this stage of the season with an already strong squad. She has attributes that a lot of our players don’t have. She’s strong, quick, powerful and a bit nasty, which is something we miss a little bit from the front line and she lives to score goals, but also is a selfless player who chips in with a lot of assists too.”

“She has a great pedigree and brings a wealth of experience despite being only 25. She’s a player who’s here for all the right reasons and I’m personally very excited to have her on board and help us continue to grow and push for the top end of the league.”

Brett will wear the number 18 shirt for the FA Women’s National League campaign and will be involved in this weekend’s fixture against Long Buckby AFC.

Written by Lucy Bloxham.

Emily Brett

Emily Brett