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Donnelly ecstatic with Hill extension

24 July 2016

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Ladies Manager Gemma Donnelly has spoken of her delight at Danielle Hill’s decision to stay at the club.

The 28-year-old keeper joined Rovers in November 2015, and has now agreed to remain at the club for the forthcoming campaign. 

“I am delighted that Dan has decided to stay a further season here at Rovers," said Donnelly.

"She is an experienced and well respected goalkeeper and could still play the highest level.

"Once Dan had settled in here at Rovers her quality started to show through, she is arguably the best goalkeeper in the division and perhaps even the division above."

Donnelly believes that Danielle Hill’s character will only be a benefit to the rest of the team along with her footballing ability.

"Dan is a lively character, she is demanding and keeps people on her toes," added the Ladies boss.

"She equally has the understanding and the professionalism to conduct herself accordingly and make sure others follow suit. 

"Her decision to stay with us and be excited shows just exactly what calibre of player can be attracted here at Blackburn Rovers."

Goalkeeping coach Iain Hall has also stated how Hill re-signing is a tribute to the way the club is heading.

"Dan re-signing for us is a testament to the direction that we are going here at Rovers Ladies," said Hall.

"Personally, to work with a goalkeeper of Dan’s calibre week in week out is great. Combine this with her levels of professionalism and all of her other attributes, she makes the environment at the club very positive."

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