News: Republic of Ireland’s Megan Campbell Signs Man City Extension

Republic of Ireland International Megan Campbell has put pen to paper on a new one year contract at Manchester City Women.

The left-back, who has made 42 appearances for the Club, is currently recovering from a foot injury but she told the Manchester City website that she is more motivated than ever to achieve sucesss.

Campbell said “I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract, especially knowing I’m unfortunately injured at the minute”.

When you’re injured, it’s always a difficult situation when you’re coming to the end of your contract and you’ve picked up an injury or a niggle but I’m glad City have given their full backing and support behind me to get back fit”.

“To have that faith from the Club is a nice gesture and I’m looking forward to getting back fit and playing again.

“I don’t think anyone has seen the best of me yet – I don’t think I’ve seen it from myself as a footballer”.

“There were glimpses at the end of 2017 in the Spring Series and the FA Cup Final where I got to show what I’m about”.

“I’m more driven than ever to be back involved.”

Campbell has been injured since January and missed the final month of the 2019/20 season as the Women’s Super League season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about her recovery from injury she went on to say “I’m progressing well, “I’m in constant contact with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Physio on Teams, Zoom and FaceTime – there are loads of outlets to keep in contact.

“I’m on track with where I need to be and I’m meeting with the surgeon soon so I’m looking forward to that to see what he thinks of my progress”.

“Hopefully, I’ll get back running soon – back on the grass. I’m thankful for the people around me”

Gareth Taylor was appointed as the new manager of City and the Irish International is excited to work under him as she said I’m itching to be around, getting coached by him. He’s driven and passionate about the Club and he’s going to bring something different to the team in terms of style of play and the way we approach things and I’m intrigued”.

“On a personal note, I’d like to get fit and be back around the team, playing as many minutes as I can”

“I don’t want to be known as the person who was always injured. I want people to know more about me as a player”

“I’m buzzing to get back.”

City’s Head of Women’s Football Gavin Makel added : “We’re extremely pleased that Megan has committed herself to Manchester City Women for another season.

“She has proven herself to be an integral member of our set-up in recent years and we’re thrilled that she has followed in the footsteps of a number of her teammates by putting pen to paper on an extension with the Club.

“Despite her injury set-back at the start of 2020, the positive attitude and resolute determination she has shown during her rehab has been admirable and we look forward to her return to action alongside the rest of the squad in the upcoming 2020/21 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season”.

Photo: Tom Flathers Photography