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Spireites Women sign highly-rated defender

21 January 2020

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Chesterfield FC Women have signed former Nottingham Forest Women defender Eleanor Abercrombie.

Abercrombie joined Chesterfield Ladies as a 13-year-old before moving to Forest, where she spent ten years.

After a spell with rivals and Women’s Super League side Notts County Women, she joined West Brom Ladies in 2014. She enjoyed success with the Baggies, winning the 2015/16 Womens Premier League title.

Following a spell away from the sport, the 26-year-old re-joined Forest at the start of the 2017/18 season.

After signing for the Spireites, she said: "It's a great club and it's good to be back. The club has big ambitions so I'm excited to be involved."

Manager Michael Noon is delighted to have signed a player of Eleanor's calibre, saying: "She’s played at the very highest level of the women’s game and for us to attract a player of her quality shows the direction that we are heading.

“She’s a brilliant player and a brilliant person so she’s going to add so much to the squad, both on and off the pitch as we go into an important part of the season.

“She’s carrying a knock so we’re going to be working with her to help her recover properly from that and the plan will be to get her up to match fitness as soon as possible and get her playing games.”

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