Womens Premiership


30 Sep 2019
© Colin McMaster / Linfield FC Linfield's Lauren Perry (left) and Kelsie Burrows (right)

Linfield duo Lauren Perry and Kelsie Burrows have both joined Blackburn Rovers and will link up with former Blues teammate Louise McDaniel.

Goalkeeper Perry, 18 and defender Burrows, both aged 18, made 14 appearances each for Phil Lewis’ side this campaign - helping them to win their fourth successive league title.

All three former Blues players are studying in Preston this year and they join the growing contingent of players to star at Northern Ireland sides before earning moves across the water.

Burrows initially joined Linfield from Comber Rec in 2016 while Perry is the daughter of Alan Perry, a coach at the South Belfast outfit.

Perry has been capped for the Northern Ireland national team, appearing for the team during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying cycle, while Burrows has been capped at Under-19 level.

They are the latest Danske Bank Women’s Premiership stars to move to England after former Blues teammate Megan Bell joined Durham and Sion Swifts midfielder Tyler Toland was signed by Manchester City.