Deadline day sees Notts County bring in Weston, Luik and Yankey on loan

On the final day of the transfer window, the Lady Pies brought in three players.

Deadline day sees Notts County bring in Weston, Luik and Yankey on loan
The announcement of Yankey's loan move was the surprise of deadline day. (Photo: BBC Sport)

Notts County were busy on the last day of the transfer window as they announced the signings of Aivi Luik, Chelsea Weston and Rachel Yankey (the latter on loan from Arsenal) for the upcoming FAWSL season.

The signings will bring a lot of depth and, most importantly, experience to a club of the stature of Notts County who have lost some key players over the winter period.

Another Australian international joins the league

After winning the W-League title with Melbourne City, Luik joins Notts County on a season long contract. The 31-year old defender will add depth to the Notts squad as they gear up for a run at the FAWSL title.

Notts County manager, Rick Passmoor, spoke to the club's official website about the signing, saying that Luiz's "wealth of experience" would help the younger defenders on the team. He also noted that the Australian would add to the leadership already in the side and push the club forward.

Weston joins from Birmingham

Weston was the second announcement for Notts County as she joined the club from Birmingham City. Weston made 50 appearances over four seasons in the Midlands and now joins the Lady Pies for the upcoming season.

Passmoor was delighted to have brought in Weston, stating that her "ever presence in the league" would be a huge benefit for the team as she too looks to lend her experience to the new players at the club.

A surprising announcement

Perhaps the biggest news for Notts County was the deal to bring in Yankey on loan from Ladies for this season. Yankey is an England international who brings a high level of experience and play from her time with the Gunners.

Passmoor commented on the "devastating effect" Yankey could bring in attack and that he looks forward to using her quality and experience moving forward.