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Chelsea Nightingale

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Hyde-born centre-back Chelsea Nightingale joined City in 2011, having previously played for Tameside, Greater Manchester and Manchester United.

The defender has always stayed local to her hometown and has become a key component in the Blues’ side.

With a deep passion for the game, Nightingale is admired for her strength, commitment and desire. A strong tackler too, she never gives up and will fight to the end.

Stepping into her fourth year with City, Nightingale is familiar with many members of the team. She played a vital role in the 2012 Championship-winning and 2014 Continental Cup-winning sides and is now relishing the chance to play against some of the league’s top international stars once again.

Nightingale always wants to improve herself and whilst rubbing shoulders with some of the best, she is bound to do so.

Her target for this year is to remain a first-team regular for Nick Cushing’s side. As they bid to prove themselves as a FA Women’s Super League club for a second season, Nightingale hopes that they can do so by picking up some more silverware.

With so much expectation upon her, Nightingale certainly has the right attitude and determination to cement her 'rising star' status.

Latest tweets: @chel_nighty

  • The day we have all been waiting for...first game of the season has arrived #MCWFC En route to… https://t.co/CvbJgLIMB1 (3 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Big thanks to @Lady__V for the Easter egg #LoveIt http://t.co/RyKb6UL9jx (3 days ago, via Twitter for Android)

  • It's been a great and positive pre season but the wait is finally over!! Today our season begins with… https://t.co/hpQdi8qJsu (10 days ago, via Instagram)

  • Passed my weight and nutrition management course 👍 big thanks to the mother @mi55j for being my case study guinea pig! (13 days ago, via Twitter for Android)

  • Nice day out with the mother shopping and relaxing followed by a lovely meal with the sister too… https://t.co/b6u9VXKybX (16 days ago, via Instagram)

Instagram: @mcwfc

  • Having made her #mcwfc debut on Sunday, new signing @tash20harding is raring to go ahead of tomorrow night's clash at Sunderland. Read more on mcfc.co.uk!
  • Go behind the scenes during our first @fawsl season in an exclusive documentary on CityTV airing tomorrow #mcfc.co.uk #mcwfc #wearecity
  • Secure your seat at England Women's friendly against China at the Academy Stadium on 9 April! £5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors. Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets
  • The adventure begins on Sunday. Have you bought your ticket yet? #mcwfc
  • NEW SIGNING: We are delighted to announce Natasha Harding has joined the club. Welcome, Natasha! #mcwfc
  • Happy International Women's Day to our female fans, staff and @mcwfc stars! #mcfc #IWD2015
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • #ALeagueOfOurOwn #mcwfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets. Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • 2015 SEASONCARDS: Now on sale! Visit www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets.  Join us at the CFA Academy Stadium. Now it begins! #mcwfc #mcfc
  • History makers! #mcwfc
  • @klbardsley would love to see you at tomorrow's friendly with Aston Villa Ladies! Ticket details: http://manc.it/1AXYVwq
  • Now it begins. #mcwfc seasoncard on sale now! www.mcfc.co.uk/mcwfc
  • Details: www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets #wearecity #mcwfc
  • REGRAM @mcfcofficial

#MCFC Instagram of the Day 274: Here come the girls... @mcwfc
  • NEW SIGNING: @MCWFC are delighted to announce Sarah Wiltshire has joined the club on a one-year deal. Welcome, Sarah! #mcwfc
  • NEW SIGNING: @MCWFC are delighted to announce Demi Stokes has joined the club on a three-year deal. Welcome, Demi! #mcwfc
  • NEW SIGNING: @MCWFC are proud to announce the signing of England defender Lucy Bronze - welcome to City, Lucy! #mcwfc
  • CHAMPAGNE CHAMPIONS: Fizz in full flow!!
  • CUP WINNERS! Celebrations on the pitch as City Women win the #ContiCup !!
  • FROM THE PRESS BOX: In position as the team walk out... Full twitter commentary to follow!
  • CUP COUNTDOWN: We're counting down to kick off as warm ups come to an end... #mcwfc
  • AYE AYE CAPTAIN: Steph Houghton returns for tonight's game and warms up with Jill Scott
  • HIGH SPIRITS: The team are in a confident mood as they take a walk around Adams Park

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