City on Worrall:
Welsh goalkeeper Andie Worrall re-joined City in 2013, having played for the Blues on three separate occasions.
Her first stint was in 2001, when she joined from Liverpool Ladies and her second came in 2008 after another spell with her first club, Stockport County.
She began her senior career at the Hatters, notably playing a key role in the side that infamously defeated Arsenal at under-16 level.
Worrall’s interest in football began when she watched her father play for his local pub team. At that time, females were discouraged from playing and so the youngster was unable to represent her school. She wasn’t dissuaded though and began playing for Tameside MBC.
She then signed for Everton Ladies in 1998 and went on to play at Wembley in the AXA Challenge Trophy against Arsenal. Despite saving Faye White’s spot-kick, Worrall’s side lost on penalties.
During her time at the Toffees, the shot-stopper also featured in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup final but once again, Arsenal came out on top.
Worrall made her international debut for England in 1998 before opting to play for Wales. Since then, she has gained six caps – one of which was a stunning performance in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium.
An avid City fan, Worrall describes playing for the Blues as a career highlight and will be rivalling England international Karen Bardsley for a starting berth between the sticks.