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Notts County Ladies' players cleared to sign for other English teams

Notts County Ladies' players cleared to sign for other English teams

After discussions between the Football Association, FAWSL and Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) it has been agreed that Notts County Ladies players will be allowed to sign for other teams outside of the transfer window, due to their club being liquidated.

Notts County Ladies terminated the team on the eve of the Women's Super League One Spring Series season.

The squad included four of England's squad for Euro 2017 - Carly Telford, Jo Potter, Laura Bassett and Jade Moore.

A Football Association statement, read: "The FA can confirm that it has given Notts County Ladies players the opportunity to move to new clubs within England with immediate effect.

"Following Notts County's decision last week to terminate its women's team, the FA has worked closely with the PFA and wider stakeholders to enable players to find new clubs as soon as possible.

"Players are now in a position to sign for new clubs in England. They may also move to leagues in other countries where the transfer window is open."

Following the club’s decision to fold the PFA stated: "The decision to put the club into the hands of a liquidator just days before the start of the season is clearly devastating for our members and the WSL 1 as a competition.

"The PFA has been in contact with our delegate at the club and provided information to our members on the impact of the club's actions on their contracts.

"We have also been in discussions with the FA and FAWSL to ensure that players can register with other clubs outside of the transfer window given the exceptional circumstances the players find themselves in due to no fault of their own.

"We will continue to provide support and guidance in an attempt to obtain the best possible outcome for our members."