Jill Scott has joined Everton on loan from Manchester City for the rest of the season in pursuit of more game time. The 33-year-old midfielder has started two of 10 Women’s Super League matches this season and is returning to the club where she played from 2006-13.
“I am delighted to be able to bring Jill back to the club,” said Everton’s manager, Willie Kirk. “She was a pivotal figure at Everton when the Women’s Super League was first formed and went on to become a significant part of Manchester City establishing themselves as one of the top clubs in this country.
“Her achievements in the game are incredible, and that was recognised with her MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list. She is very excited to join us and I expect her to challenge and raise our standards, adding to the good work we are doing.”
Scott has 149 caps, second on England’s all-time list, and has played at four World Cups. She has started City’s two most recent games, in the WSL and League Cup, and could face Tottenham on Sunday.
City’s head coach, Gareth Taylor, said: “We’re fully supportive of Jill’s decision to go out on loan. She’s an important figure at Manchester City, but we understand her desire to play on a more regular basis this year and wish her well in that quest.”
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