Dan Lawlor

Peterborough United Women manager Dan Lawlor looks ahead to their FA Women’s National League clash against Sutton Coldfield Town Women at The Central Ground on Sunday afternoon (2pm) and is delighted to announce the signing of Lincoln City defender Sinead Fletcher.

Lawlor’s side began 2024 with a late 2-1 to Boldmere St Michaels Women in his team’s first league game since early November, where his recent signing, forward Emily Brett, netted her first goal for the club in her league debut. The Posh face their fifth consecutive away game, across all competitions, this weekend against The Royals.

“We are expecting a tough game against Sutton Coldfield on Sunday. They have recruited really well, certainly over the last few weeks. It will be a challenge as they have great players that sit high up the pitch who can hurt you if you’re not switched on, concentrated and willing to defend the box well.”

“The team will need to be much braver in possession than last week against Boldmere and they must stick to the plan as we believe we have the quality to hurt anyone on our day.”

“Unfortunately, KP [captain Kier Perkins] will be on the sidelines as she is still injured from the warm-up at our FA Cup fixture against Wolves back in November. Yorkie [defender Ellie York] will be sat next her too as she is awaiting an operation for her recent ACL injury. Luckily, Zaiga [Lacite] is match fit after being ill recently and and raring to go like the rest of the squad.”

Lawlor was also delighted to announce the signing of Lincoln City defender Sinead Fletcher for the rest of his 2023/24 FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands campaign. Fletcher, who has played in all 11 games for fellow FAWNL Division One Midlands side Lincoln City this season, becomes his seventh signing of the 2023/24 campaign and adds further depth to his defence.

“Sinead will be a strong addition to us. She is experienced at this level and she knows what needs to be done against the teams that we play against. She is a great girl with a good attitude and I believe will fit in really well for what we want at the Posh and especially with what we want to achieve.”

“I actually would have liked to have signed her from her former team, Holwell Sports Women, after they folded in 2022, but I’m glad that Sinead has joined us now, especially since Yorkie has sustained a serious injury.”

  • Photo credit: Darren Wiles.