• Andy Moore

Ewe Rams Sign Young Shotstopper Maguire

Derby County Women are delighted to have added exciting Goalkeeper Imogen Maguire to their squad, with the shotstopper joining from fellow FAWNL side Brighouse Town Women.

Maguire, at just 18 years of age will not be eligible for the Midlands Derby against Nottingham Forest Women at Pride Park Stadium but is looking forward to continuing her development under #EweRams Boss Sam Griffiths.

Maguire said “I’m excited to come to Derby County Women, I’ve loved what I’ve seen of the club so far and excited for what’s to come.

“I enjoyed my time at Brighouse but feel the best place for me to continue my development is at Derby. I felt moving now would give me an opportunity to get to know the girls and coaches before the end of the season.

“The girls still have a lot to play for this season but clearly one eye is on next season and the hard work starts now. I don’t like to look too far ahead but I know Derby have ambitions to get into the Championship and that’s one of mine. “

The 18-year old is in her first season at open age football but has impressed for Brighouse Town Women, making 24 starts and believes that experience and future development is crucial to her future.

“I’ve played 24 competitive games for Brighouse this season and I don’t think there’s any substitute for experience. It may be my first season of open age football but I feel the mix of experiences I’ve had through academy football, has contributed a lot to my game.

“I think it’s important as a player, that your style of play suits your team, so it’s exciting that Derby wanted me. Sam and the coaches were a big reason I wanted to come to Derby and I’m really looking forward to working with them.

“I feel the best place to do my talking is on the pitch but as a goalkeeper, I always look to be proactive, both in cutting out opposition’s attacks early and starting our own.”

Ewe Rams Boss Sam Griffiths was delighted to add Imogen to the squad with the Goalkeeper catching her eye in. Previous encounters with the Ewe Rams.

Griffiths said “I’m really pleased to have added Imogen to the squad, we’ve been looking to add another goalkeeper since Charlotte (Clarke) left to go to Liverpool and now we have two good goalkeepers competing with each other again.

“Imogen is only young but that’s what caught our eye in games against Brighouse this year. She was commanding and talkative which at a young age is eye-catching and we’ve got ourselves a very good goalkeeper.

“Being so young as well, there is loads of development for Imogen and we believe we will be a good place for her to continue that progress and she shares the same ambitions we do and will hopefully allow us to have two quality goalkeepers to choose from.

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