Derby County Ladies Football Club

Redgrave Makes the Move South to Ewe Rams

Derby County Ladies added their third new player for the 2018/19 FA Women’s National League North Division season with the signing of prolific goalscorer Jodie Redgrave from Brighouse Town Ladies.

The young attacker is well known to the club having scored four goals against the Ewe Rams last season in their two Cup matches against each other last season, including a 90th minute winner in Brighouse’s win in the Women’s FA Cup.

Manager Sam Griffiths told DCLFC Media “I am pleased to have secured the signing of Jodie, we played against Brighouse twice last season and she was the absolute stand out player on the pitch on both occasions.

“Not only finishing top goal scorer in her league last year she also finished with the most assists which probably tells you quite a bit about her as a player.

“You get a feel as a manager as to whether you can work with a player and after a lengthy conversation she’s definitely a player that has all the on and off field attributes and I’m looking forward to working with her.

“Jodie again adds strength and depth to our forward line which is going to be vitally important over the course of the season and I have no doubt that she will fit in with the group and link up well and fully deserves a shot higher up the women’s football pyramid.”

Having scores over 70 goals across the last two seasons for Brighouse Town Ladies, Redgrave is keen to test herself at the highest level but admitted it was a hard decision to leave the National League Northern Division One side.

“It was a really tough decision and I had to pluck up the courage to ring my manager at Brighouse and tell them but after speaking with Sam, I got a really good vibe about the club and I know the club have been pushing to get the infrastructure right off the field and it was an opportunity I couldn’t really turn down.

“Naturally, leaving Brighouse was going to be a hard decision, I’ve got some of my best friends their but I felt the time was right for me and to give myself a new challenge and push myself and see how far I can take my career.

“I feel I can step up and bring something to Derby and help to influence the side, I always got the positive vibe’s out at Brighouse and I hope I can carry on being that player at Derby and being a leader and working together and inspiring the club.

“I know my own strengths and weaknesses and I’m under no illusions it’s a step up but I have an eye for goal and I won’t stop doing what has got me the goals so far, I like the ball at my feet and its one of my best features and I love scoring goals, that’s what i’m here to do.”