Player profiles for the 2016-17 season...
DANIELLE WHITHAM - 2
Danielle joined from Bradford City WFC this summer having had a spell with Rovers several seasons ago. A tenacious and versatile midfeilder, Dan brings a welath of experience having played as a Youth International for England.
ALEX TAYLOR - 3
Alex joined Rovers in 2014 from Everton having through their Centre of Excellence. A wide midfielder who can also play as an attacking full-back. Alex possesses great pace and a physical presence and is one to watch out for.
LYNDA SHEPHERD - 4
A tough-tackling leader in the middle of the park, Lynda returned to Rovers in 2014 from Manchester City having previously been with Rovers between 2005-2010. Lynda has represented England all the way up to Under-21 level and has now been named club captain.
KELSEY PEARSON - 5
A product of the Blackburn Rovers Centre of Excellence and a current England Youth International. Kelsey by trade is a midfielder but has adapted to the role of full-back excellently.
JESS HOLBROOK - 6
Jess joined Rovers from Manchester City having previously won the WSL title with Liverpool. Jess competed with midfield partner Lynda Shepherd for a starting place at Manchester City and now the pair are teaming up again. Jess has bags of experienced including being a England Youth International.
NATASHA FENTON - 8
A graduate of the Blackburn Rovers Centre of Excellence. A skillful midfielder who has been involved at international level with England. 2015/2016ís Young Player of the Season.
SAFFRON JORDON - 9
Returned to Rovers after having a spell in America. Previously of Manchester City, Saffron is a pacey forward who can play anywhere across the front three and scored the winner in last years County Cup win over Preston.
AINSLEY STRICKLAND - 10
Ainsley joined us midway through the season last year. A powerful forward who has superb technical ability and a keen eye for goal. Following an impressive 2015/2016 campaign, Ainsley is now a regular feature for Rovers Ladies.
EMMA RANKIN - 11
Emma has been with Rovers before and now rejoins the club from Bradford City LFC. Emma is not only talented on the ball technically but posses great characteristics. She is tenacious, brave, versatile and has a great work ethic not only for herself but for her teammates.
ELLIE COOK - 12
A product of the Blackburn Rovers Centre of Excellence. Ellie is brave, strong and has a commanding presence as a centreback. Featured in Rovers’ retention of the Lancashire County Cup last season and will be looking to be a permanent fixture this campaign.
KAYLEIGH MACDONALD - 14
A former Everton Ladies player who has joined this summer from Mossley Hill LFC. Kayleigh is a holding midfielder but is extremely versatile, tall and commanding. Very good technical skills and excellent vision means she is an excellent passing range.
CARA BICKETT - 15
Cara joined Rovers last season from Everton. A brave, athletic, versatile defender who has proven to be a permanent feature in the team having made the most appearances in 2015/2016.
FAYE MCCOY - 16
Faye returns to Rovers this summer after spells away with Rochdale LFC and Stoke City LFC. Faye is a loud, strong, combative midfielder who’s desire to do better is an influence on others around her. She possesses a calm presence with great technical ability.
ELLA TOONE - 20
A skillful and tricky attacker who has great technique. Her control of the ball is outstanding and her ability to take players on is a regular headache for opposition defences.
DANIELLE HILL - 37
Danielle is a very experienced and strong goalkeeper, having played not only in Iceland and Norway but for WSL clubs Everton, Doncaster Belles and Notts County. Her loud and commanding persona makes her an outstanding goalkeeper and one who always strives for better from herself and teammates.