Katie Middleton Signing terms

Middleton becomes the second signing for Posh Women ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Peterborough United are delighted to announce the signing of former Loughborough Lightning forward Katie Middleton, who has also agreed terms for the 2023/24 FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands campaign. 

Middleton, who spent last season at FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division side Loughborough Lighting and made 22 appearances for the club, becomes Dan Lawlor’s second signing of the summer after the arrival of Alex O’Neill.

The forward, who also had a previous spell at Nottingham Forest Women, where she made over 50 appearances, put pen to paper at the Weston Homes Stadium and admitted that manager Dan Lawlor was a key part in committing her future with the club for next season.

“I’m delighted to be here,” Middleton said. “From the moment I spoke to Dan, it was always an option for me to sign here and I’m just happy to have finally joined and looking forward to meeting up with everyone. I received a message from Dan at the beginning and I could tell that he really wanted me to join and I think that was quite important, which will boost my confidence knowing that I have a group of staff that fully believes in me. 

“I’m a player that can play on either flank and comfortable on my left or right, I always look to get crosses into the box and enjoy scoring goals. Niamh [Connor] was also a big part of my decision to come here as I play with her during my time at university and I also know Rosie [Axten] from my time at Nottingham Forest, but really excited to meet up with everyone and get pre-season started.”

Lawlor said: “Katie is a player who came highly recommended to us. After a season where she hasn’t enjoyed her football as much, she is ready to get her head down, work hard and have a successful season. She is very committed and wants to improve and will join the rest of the group with the right attitude. 

“She is someone who is extremely positive with the ball, will run at defenders and cause teams all sorts of problems. She is young, athletic and experienced. Katie has played the level above for the last few years, so to get Katie to us is massive as she had a few other options and chose us, which shows a real statement of how we do things at the club. We are very excited to have her on board and can’t wait to start working with her."