Sunderland forward signs on for Durham

Tyler Dodds
Tyler Dodds
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Tyler Dodds has joined the exodus from Sunderland Ladies to Durham Women.

An England U20 international, Dodds joins the Wildcats as they look to push on in the top half of FA Women’s Super League 2.

She joins the likes of Helen Alderson, Natalie Gutteridge, Becky Salicki and Sarah McFadden in making the move in search of regular first-team football.

Dodds, 20, has impressed for Sunderland’s Development squad over recent seasons, and also made two appearances for the first team in their 2014 promotion-

winning season.

Dodds said: “It feels great to be here and it’s a good move for me.

“I want to get some game time under my belt and hopefully do well.

“Durham are doing really well and I hope I can bring a bit extra to the team and we can keep winning.

“I want to stay in the England set-up and prove to people that I deserve to be here.”

Manager Lee Sanders said: “We are delighted to welcome Tyler to Durham.

“She’s a player I’ve personally known of for a number of years from when she played grassroots football and consequently moving into the Centre of Excellence at Sunderland and Teesside respectively.

“She will add a bit more depth to our squad and offer something different to our front line.

“She’s technically sound and after speaking to her it’s evident she is an ambitious young player who wants to put the effort in to achieve her goals.

“She will receive the support to help her stay in and around the England youth squads along with Beth Hepple, who she trains with at international level.”