Sunderland Ladies lose Furness to Reading

Sunderland Ladies star midfielder Rachel Furness has signed for Reading.

Friday, 13th January 2017, 10:01 am
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 10:06 am
Rachel Furness.

The 28-year-old is the first player to move on after Sunderland’s decision to abandon professionalism and revert to being only part-time.

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Furness, from Washington, has been one of the Lady Black Cats’ top players over the last 10 years, and will be a huge miss.

The Northern Ireland international’s strength, relentless running and power in the air will be a massive boost for WSL1 rivals Reading.

More exits are expected from Sunderland after the fall-out from last week’s decision.