Nottingham Forest Women have bolstered their squad with the signing of Sophie Walton, the club has confirmed via the official website.
Walton boasts lots of experience at an elite level of women’s football having previously represented Notts County and Lincoln City.
Most recently the midfielder was at Guiseley Vixens following a short stint at Doncaster Belles where she lifted the FA WSL 2 title.
Walton is the sister of ex-Leeds United midfielder Simon and arrives on Trentside with a glowing reference from an England international.
Steph Houghton captained Phil Neville’s England in the recent World Cup, where the Three Lions claimed a fourth-place finish.
The Manchester City stalwart was also in control of the armband when England claimed the bronze medal during the 2015 World Cup.
Houghton spent time playing alongside Walton during a spell together at Leeds and following her move to Forest, the 31-year-old took to Twitter to wish her well:
— Steph Houghton MBE (@stephhoughton2) July 11, 2019
Forest are busy preparing for the 2019/20 Women’s National League North campaign and have also welcomed Bolu Fisher to the club today from Tottenham Women.
With Walton earning a glowing reference from the England Women’s captain the future looks bright for the Reds.
Forest finished ninth last season and boss Andy Cook will hope to improve upon that position next season.