Posh Women

Posh Women bolster their squad with the signing of former Claret.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to confirm the signing of former Burnley Women defender Ellie York.

York, who made 12 appearances for the Clarets this season after joining in the summer, becomes Dan Lawlor’s latest arrival ahead of the final run-in in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands, with Posh currently sitting in fifth and four points behind second-place Doncaster Rovers Belles.

The full-back, who can operate on either side, spent the early part of her career at Leicester City Women in their academy side, alongside Tara Kirk and Zaiga Lacite, and made her senior debut for the Foxes against Manchester United in the 2020/21 campaign.

York spoke about her excitement about joining the club, including reuniting with a few familiar faces, and was impressed with the direction of the club’s ambition over the past season.

“I’m really excited to have joined the club,” York said. “It looks like the club is heading in the right direction, with great facilities available to us players and how the club seems as one. I feel this club is pushing to climb divisions and establish themselves in the top two and that’s what attracted me to sign for the club.

“Tara and Zaiga are like my best mates at Leicester, so it’s nice to be back on the pitch once again and hopefully we can help the team achieve their goals. I would say I’m more of an attacking-minded full-back and like to get forward, help the wingers and maybe chip in with a few goals.”

Manager Dan Lawlor said: “Ellie was previously with Burnley, who are an excellent team in tier three and she has become available due to travel commitments. 

“She’s a full-back who will provide us with an attacking threat and unbelievable quality in possession. She’s a young talent with a brilliant, hard-working attitude who wants to play football. I feel extremely privileged to be able to get someone like Ellie at this stage of the season, and I hope she enjoys it with us and can see the intent of the club to help us grow and move us forward."