Derby County Football Club Women

Ewe Rams Boosted by Katie Anderson Addition

Derby County Women are delighted to have signed versatile midfielder Katie Anderson ahead of the 2020/21 season FA National League campaign.

The former Sheffield FC Ladies star joins the Ewe Rams after a spell out of the game recovering from an ACL injury and having played in the FA Women’s Super League, Anderson is looking forward to getting back out on the pitch again after a frustrating period.

Anderson said “I’m really pleased to be able to get back to the game and I am looking forward to being a Derby County Women’s player. I’ve been around the squad for a while and now I just want to get get some games under my belt and get back to playing the game.

“I’ve missed a fair amount of time and so I want to hit the ground running and help play my part in a very exciting squad of players that can definitely be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. I’ve been working hard to get back to full fitness and now its just about shaking the rustiness off and getting game time under my belt.

“I’m really excited to play under Sam and can see what a great coach she is and the impact she has on improving players. The squad is has assembled is really talented and so I know I’ve got to put the work in to earn my place and I’m excited that we can get the season going and I’m thankful to the club for giving me that opportunity.”

Speaking to DCFCW Media, Boss Sam Griffiths was pleased to be able to get the signing of Anderson confirmed and is looking forward to seeing the full potential of the midfielder as the season progresses.

Griffiths said “It’s been a tough time for Katie, I know the experience of having an ACL injury and trying to get back to fitness and I can see the determination to put that work in and get back to playing regularly and that’s what it is about when you’ve had an injury like that.

“I think we know that it will take a bit of time to get her back to match fitness but I am confident that she will play a big part for us this year. You don’t play in the WSL and not be a good player so if we can get Katie back to that standard quickly, we are going to have a really good player on our hands.

“She has fitted in well with the squad and has been around us for a while and that’s always good to see as well that she buys into our club ethos and has that drive to get back to where she wants to be and we can’t wait to see her in the white and black of the club.”