CHELSEA LADIES COMPLETE HOURIHAN SIGNING

Chelsea Ladies have completed the signing of goalkeeper Marie Hourihan from fellow FA Women's Super League side Birmingham City.

The 26-year-old had been the number one for the Midlands outfit since the introduction of the FA WSL back in 2011.

The ex-England Under-23 international has also played for Doncaster Rovers Belles, Watford and Fulham.

Blues assistant manager Paul Green believes she is a fantastic addition to Emma Hayes's squad.

'Marie is a great signing for the club,' he says. 'I've worked with her in the past at Doncaster and know her well. She has a great attitude and brings a wealth of experience to the group.

'Marie is a good keeper who knows the league and will provide great competition between the goalkeepers at the club.'