Derby County Football Club Women

Ellie Gilliatt Makes Ewe Rams Return

Derby County Women are delighted to have re-signed Ellie Gilliatt after a short spell at Lincoln City Women.

The stylish attacker moved to the Imps in the summer but after a change in circumstances, has returned to the Ewe Rams where she finished last season with 18 goals.

Speaking to DCFCW Media, Ellie spoke of her delight at rejoining the Ewes and praised the Imps family for their support since joining.

Gilliatt said “I’m really pleased to be back at Derby County Women, they are a club I hold close to my heart and when the opportunity rose to return, with my change in circumstances, I felt it was the right fit for me.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my spell at Lincoln, they are a club that are on the rise, have a fantastic support team behind them and are only going to get better. They welcomed me and my family into their family and will always treasure this spell.

“They have a lot of talented players and I’m sure they will be challenging come the end of the season for promotion, they’ve made me feel so welcome and I’m going to be watching their results closely going forwards.

“Coming back to Derby and hopefully playing my part for the rest of the season is now my focus. The girls have had a great start and we know what the end goal is for us. 

“We can’t wait to return and we’ve got a couple of weeks to put the work in on the training ground and get ourselves match ready for Sunderland. It’ll be great to put on the shirt again I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Ewe Rams Boss Sam Griffiths believes the return of Gilliatt is a big boost for the club and is hoping she can pick up where she left off last season.

Griffiths said “I’m really pleased that Ellie has come back to us and when the opportunity arose due to circumstances, we had no hesitation in making contact and bringing her back to the club, her impact last season was evident for all to see. 

“She also sets standards on and off the pitch and demands the best from both herself and others. The squad will be delighted that she returned, she is hugely popular and another game changer that we can add to this talented squad.

“Ellie has unmistakable quality and will give us lots of options in the final third and will hopefully have a big impact for us. We have the same common goal as her and now it is up to all of us to play our part in getting us there.”