Jade Richards has been described as a “Rolls-Royce” defender by head coach Joe Hunt.
And Richards has lived up to that billing over recent years with some exemplary displays.
Throughout the club’s maiden WSL 2 season in 2014, the defender quickly established herself as one of the feared centre-backs in the competitive division.
The 21-year-old is quick across the ground, excellent with the ball at her feet and a towering presence too.
She came through the claret and blue centre of excellence and also had a spell at Birmingham City Ladies.
Jade also spent time in America in the summer of 2015.