Notts County Ladies sign England international Rachel Williams

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Notts County Ladies have signed England attacker Rachel Williams.

Williams, who can play in either a midfield role or as a striker, started her FA WSL career at Birmingham City Ladies scoring 14 goals in 14 appearances in the league’s debut season.

Rachel continued at the Blues for the next two seasons before leaving the midlands club with a record of 21 goals in 38 appearances, to join fellow FA WSL side Chelsea Ladies.

In the 2014 season, the England international made 13 appearances for the London side, netting seven times.

After making her international debut in 2009, Williams netted her first England goal in September 2011 chalking up four goals for her country so far.

The striker was also selected for the Great Britain squad for the London 2012 Olympics, making one appearance.

Notts County Ladies manager Rick Passmoor said: “Rachel’s proved her quality at this level since the league started and she is a fantastic addition to our squad.

“She’s a versatile player who adds real quality and we’re excited to welcome Rachel into this football club.”

Chief Executive Luke Negus-Hill said the signing showed the continued ambition of the club, adding: “Last year was our first year in the league and I think we can be proud of what we did.

“W e’ve got ambitions and desires to compete right at the top and the signing of another international player into this football club shows our ambition and we’re delighted to have Rachel here at Notts County.”