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Ireland defender with a throw-in like Rory Delap signs for Man City

Louth-born full-back Megan Campbell is the latest Irish player to join the WSL.

Megan Campbell Manchester City Campbell posing with City boss Nick Cushing. Source: Twitter/MCWFC

IRELAND FULL-BACK Megan Campbell has agreed a deal with Manchester City.

The 22-year-old Drogheda native had spells with St Francis and Raheny United before earning a scholarship at Florida State University in 2013.

She spent three seasons playing for the Florida State Seminoles while studying and won three Atlantic Coast Conference titles as well as the NCCA Division 1 championship.

Campbell, who is known for her incredibly long throw-ins, is a regular in the Ireland senior team with 33 caps to her name to-date.

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

She joins a City side who finished runners-up in England’s top flight, the FA WSL, last season meaning they will play Champions League football this year.

Once I got word City were interested, I came straight over and once I did, it was something I knew I’d love to be part of,” Campbell told City’s website.

“They play the same style of play we did in Florida – keeping the ball on the ground.

“It’s a big step up from college soccer in the States so I’m going to take my time, using my first year to grow as a player and keep progressing.”

Megan Campbell and Virginia Kirchberger Campbell has 33 caps for Ireland. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

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