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from Manchester United Women


Fran Bentley




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Fran joined the club on a season-long loan from Manchester United in the summer of 2020.

The 19-year-old is a product of United’s academy, joining at the age of nine before moving to Manchester City five years later. 

She helped City's Development Team win the 2017-18 FA Development League Cup whilst also appearing in the first-team squad on two occasions. 

Bentley transferred back to United in 2018, keeping a clean sheet on her debut in the FA Women’s Championship as the Red Devils went on to to claim the league title. 

The England youth international spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan at league rivals Sheffield United, making six appearances between the sticks. 

Bentley missed the majority of the 2019-20 season due to an arm injury picked up on England Under-18s duty. 

She previously represented her country at Under-17 level, making her debut in a 2-0 friendly against the USA in April 2017. Her competitive debut came in a 10-0 victory over Latvia in UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification.

Rovers' new No.1 made her debut in the opening game of the 2020-21 Championship campaign, away to Leicester City.