Dundee United sign Northern Ireland goalkeeper Lauren Perry

by Joshua Bunting

Northern Ireland International goalkeeper Lauren Perry has made the move to Dundee United from Forfar Farmington ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Perry has also played for Linfield and FA Women's Championship side Blackburn Rovers before making the move to Scotland.

The 20 year old has been capped six times by Northern Ireland and has played in the Champions League for Linfield.

She was also part of Kenny Shiels Northern Ireland squad throughout the Euro 2022 qualification campaign as Northern Ireland created history, qualifying for next year’s tournament.

Perry has also already won plenty of individual awards including Ulster Women's Player of the Year, NIFWA Women's Football Personality of the Year and NIFL Player of the Year awards during her time at Windsor Park.

The signing also means that Dundee United have signed two Northern Ireland International keepers this summer and both from County Down with Perry from Ballynahinch and men's first team addition Trevor Carson from Killyleagh.

Perry rose to prominence after making her senior international debut in September 2017, against former World Champions Norway at just 16 years of age.

Northern Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat in Fredrikstad, however the young debutant collected a Player of the Match award after making several fine saves.

In April she was nominated for the Scottish Women's Premier League player of the month award.

Dundee United play in the SWPL2 so the signing of Perry is seen as one to spearhead their way to the top flight of Scottish Women's football.

The keeper also becomes Graeme Hart's first signing as first team coach at the Tangerines.