Hibernian sign Charlotte Potts from Sunderland

Scottish Premier League side Hibernian have confirmed the signing of defender Charlotte Potts.

The centre-back was a stand out player for Mel Reay’s Sunderland during an unbeaten league season. Potts moves further north to Edinburgh after confirming her departure via her Twitter page last week.

“I felt it was the right move for me when I looked at what the club was all about. Myself and Hibs have a lot in common and I can’t wait to get started,” said the 25-year-old.

Potts added: “Hibs have had a lot of success over the years and that really appealed to me. I’ve always believed losers quit when they fail; winners fail until they succeed.”

Hibernian, who have competed in the Champions League for the last three seasons, lost the likes of Scottish internationals Jamie-Lee Napier and Jenna Fife earlier in the year but have begun rebuilding under new manager Dean Gibson. The Hibs boss was delighted to secure the signing of Potts.

Gibson told HibernianFC.com: “I am delighted to finally make Charlotte a Hibernian player.

“She is a versatile player who can play in both midfield and defence. She will bring both athleticism and a physical presence to our squad.

“I can’t wait to get back to some form of normality and see Charlotte and the rest of the squad in action. I’m excited by this signing. I really feel this will push us towards hitting our targets for the upcoming season.”

Hibernian will be looking to add to their three Premier League titles this term, as they come up against current champions Glasgow City, and newly professional outfits Rangers and Celtic.

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