Sheffield Ladies wrap up Hanson, Wild signings

Sheffield FC have confirmed that the Liverpool pair have signed for the Yorkshire club.

Sheffield Ladies wrap up Hanson, Wild signings
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Sheffield FC Ladies have announced the signings of Liverpool Ladies pair, Kirsty Hanson and Olivia Wild. 18-year-old Hanson, who played for the Manchester United's Girls' Centre of Excellence before spending last season as part of Liverpool's development squad, joins the club on loan.

Happy Hanson, happy manager

Sheffield FC Ladies manager, Zoe Johnson said, "This is a big signing for the Club. Kirsty is a young player with great potential." Johnson continued, "She can can play both on the wing and also in a central role, so will give us lots of depth in attacking options, and I’m confident she can bring us goals."

She added, "I'd like to thank Scott Rogers and Liverpool LFC for allowing the move to go through."

A beaming Hanson said, "I'm really delighted to have signed for Sheffield. It's a club with huge potential, with a squad full of experience which I'm looking forward to playing alongside." The youngster also commented, "It's going to be tough, but its a good challenge for me that will definitely help my development."

Zoe Johnson will be delighted with the double signing. | Image credit: Nigel Roddis - The FA/The FA via Getty Images
Zoe Johnson will be delighted with the double signing. | Image credit: Nigel Roddis - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Wild ambitions

Like Hanson, Wild also graduated from Manchester United's GCOE, before winning the FA WSL Development Northern Division in 2014/15 with the Liverpool LFC development team.

20-year-old Wild, who signed for an undisclosed fee, said, "I'm very excited for a new challenge at Sheffield FC Ladies. This is a new opportunity for me for me to play first team football and develop more as a player." She explained, "I couldn't think of a better club to join, and I'm very excited to see what the future holds."

Manager Johnson was delighted to conclude the deal, saying, "Olivia has fitted in instantly here at Sheffield. She has a great attitude and a real desire to develop her game further." The boss concluded, "She boosts our defensive options, but also possesses a real threat going forward. Myself and the staff are looking forward to working with her."