Oxford United Women are delighted to reveal the signing of attacking full-back Emily Wallace.
Wallace becomes the fourth new summer signing for Liam Gilbert’s side, and the Reading academy graduate stated her aim to gain minutes and progress as a player in United’s promotion push this season.
“I think after speaking to Liam it was clear what the ambitions are for the club this year, obviously we’re aiming for promotion and that is somethingthat I really want to be a part of.
“At my age, being so young, minutes are so important to help my development and help make me a better player.”
It’s been easier for The U’s newest signing to settle into her new surroundings as she is already familiar with some of the names in United’s team.
“Looking up to some of the older girls, the likes of Kayleigh Hines, Cheryl Williams, I used to watch them when I was younger at Reading, when they were in the first team. So to play with them now is crazy really.
“It’s definitely helped me settle in a bit more, I think, having those familiar faces and people that I can talk to. I’ve been to a few sessions with the girls now and I love the way they play and to be part of it.”
Wallace, who can also play further up the field as a winger, explained her biggest strengths as a player and what she would like to achieve in the upcoming campaign.
“I think I’m quite an attack-minded full-back, so I like to get forward and press aggressively. They are the two main aspects of my game really.
“I think personally, the aim is to be getting as many minutes as possible and showing what I can do in such a strong league to help me develop. As a team, pushing for promotion is the main aim this year, so I’d really like to be a part of that with the girls.”