Sophie Scargill Signing Her Terms

Posh Women secure the signature of former Doncaster Rovers Belles midfielder.

Peterborough United Women are delighted to announce the signing of former Doncaster Rovers Belles captain Sophie Scargill, who has also put pen to paper on terms for the 2023/24 FA Women’s National League campaign.

Scargill, who scored seven goals in 23 appearances for Belles last season as they finished second in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands, becomes Dan Lawlor’s third signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Alex O’Neill and Katie Middleton.

The midfielder, who has also had spells at Huddersfield Town and Leeds United, was pleased to have committed her future with the club for next season and the progression off the pitch was a key part in her decision.

“I’m delighted to have signed with the club for next season,” Scargill said. “When Dan got in contact with me, he sold the vision and ambition of the club to me, I couldn’t believe how good the set-up and the standard is. I had quite a few different offers, which was good for me personally, but my first impression of Posh made me didn’t want to look elsewhere, it was the only place I wanted to sign for and I’m pleased to have signed.

“As a player, you get to a stage in your career where you have to be ambitious. I loved my time at Doncaster Rovers Belles, but I wanted to continue my progress and I felt it was the right time to move on. I would describe myself as a hardworker, I’m willing to get stuck in and put in everything for the team.  I’m really excited for pre-season now, meeting the group of players and create that bond on and off the pitch.”

Manager Dan Lawlor said: “Sophie is a player who brings a lot to the table. She arguably had her best season in about four years or so during the last campaign, scoring and assisting a lot for Belles. She adds real quality and energy to our team and is coming in to improve and understand what we are trying to achieve here. I am delighted to have her on board with us and I can’t wait for her to get started in a Peterborough shirt."