Friday 3 February 2017

Blue Girls Add Duo

Amber Stobbs and Olivia Chance boost forward options.

Everton Ladies have signed forwards Amber Stobbs and Olivia Chance ahead of the 2017 season.

Stobbs was at Reading last season, while 23-year-old Chance previously played for Icelandic club Breiðablik.

Both have joined in time to be included in the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at Brighouse Town.

Manager Andy Spence revealed the duo have impressed on trial with the Blue Girls and is pleased to have added them to the group.

“The forward areas were always ones where we identified we might look to make a new signing in so I am delighted to welcome both Amber and Olivia to Everton,” he told evertonfc.com.

“Amber has come in and trained with us and done really well in our pre-season programme so far. The qualities that she has will fit really well into what we have and she is the type of player that we want.

“She is very direct and enjoys one-v-one situations. She brings a really good attacking dimension to our play.

“We are also really pleased to add Olivia to the squad. She is someone with strong technical ability and has already shown within our sessions she has the ability to create opportunities via clever play. I also believe she will bring goals to the team.”

Spence has hinted at further additions to his squad but will take his time in bringing in the right players.

The Toffees boss also has one eye on several youngsters pushing for inclusion in the senior group.

“We are always looking, and we would hope to add a couple more to the group before the start of the regular season,” he added.

“The Spring Series is an opportunity to have a look at one or two of our Development Squad and not rush into anything. It gives us time to go out and find the right players.

“If they are available now then great but if not, with the quality we have already, we can be happy with the position we are in and can add as we go along.”

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