Doncaster Belles: Sigsworth commits to club

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England under-19s striker Jess Sigsworth has stated that she wants to stay at Doncaster Rovers Belles even if they are relegated.

The 18-year-old industrious forward’s statement will no doubt be a big boost for the club who are currently locked in an appeal battle with the FA over its demotion into WSL2 next season.

And her words are more than likely to disappoint a few suitors in the top flight who have no doubt been keeping an eye on the youngster’s progress since her step up from academy football.

Speaking about her “devastation” following the FA’s announcement that Belles will be facing life in WSL2 next year, she added: “I’ve come straight from academy football, straight into top flight so that’s all I know.

“But if it does come to it and we do get relegated I want to stay, no matter what, at Doncaster and I hope all the other girls do as well.”

Following her statement of intent, Belles manager John Buckley told the Free Press today: “Jess is a brilliant girl, it’s fantastic what she has said. She’s incredibly loyal.”