The WSL 2 is just seven games into the season but already there are a few players to keep an eye on. Below are the three players that are really impressing early in the season for their respective clubs:
Ebony Salmon, Aston Villa Ladies, @ebony_salmon:
Salmon has been at Aston Villa since the age of 14 and has progressed through the ranks. Now at just the age of 16, she is a regular starter for Villa’s ladies up front. She has certainly made the place upfront her own despite only being 16 and has scored five goals in the eight appearances she has made so far this season. Salmon has also represented England ladies at several different age groups including England U15, U16 and U17’s.
Despite the Villa ladies struggling in the league with them being second bottom, Salmon seems to be making a very big impression for them and seems to have a bright future ahead of her.
love what you do 💜💙 @AVLFCOfficial pic.twitter.com/adXuAYUczL
— Ebony Salmon (@ebony_salmon) January 8, 2018
Ini-Abasi Umotong, Brighton and Hove Albion Ladies:
Umotong joined The Seagulls in 2017 after making the switch from Oxford United Ladies. The 23-year-old striker joined boasting an impressive record with her being the top scorer in WSL 2 in 2016 when she netted 13 times in 19 appearances. She also had a prolific spell at Portsmouth Ladies before joining Oxford where she scored 29 goals in their FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division One title-winning campaign.
Umotong also has one cap for Nigeria Women to her name. The Albion Women’s striker has started this season well with her having found the net five times in her first ten appearances for The Albion Women.
Christie Murray, Doncaster Rovers Belles, @christiemurray7:
Murray is one player who has really been catching the eye of many people this season. She is a Scottish attacking midfielder who has scored eight goals in ten games so far this season to help Doncaster Rovers Belles to storm into an early four-point lead in the WSL 2.
The 28-year-old has a wealth of experience having represented Scotland Ladies at all youth age groups. She now has 41 senior caps for Scotland Women to her name. Murray has also been a UEFA U19’s Finalist and has been selected to attend the Scottish National Performance Centre.
At club level she has been on four Champions League Campaigns one of which in 2015 saw her reach the last 8 with Bristol. 2014 saw Murray become an FA Cup Winner and a Continental Cup runner-up 2014. She has also won the Scottish Women’s Premier League Titles, Scottish Cup and League Cup three times each.
Two goals each for Rebecca Rayner and Christie Murray saw @donnybelles
📰👉 https://t.co/HUEwpKOyB5 #SheWhoDares pic.twitter.com/CwoTTQ1hpL
— The FA WSL (@FAWSL) December 3, 2017
One thing is for sure all these players mentioned above have started the season very well and will certainly be names to keep your eye on throughout the rest of the season.