Ireland full-back Megan Campbell extends Manchester City stay to 2021

Mon, Jun 08 2020

Megan Campbell fights for the ball. Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)

Republic of Ireland full-back Megan Campbell has signed a new one-year deal with Manchester City.

Campbell missed the end of the 2019/20 WSL season after undergoing tendon surgery on her right foot.

The 26-year-old has been limited to 42 appearances in her time at City to date due to injuries, including a ruptured ACL which resulted in a 15-month spell on the sidelines.

The Drogheda native, who joined from Florida State Seminoles in 2016, now extends her stay until 2021.

“I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract, especially knowing I’m unfortunately injured at the minute.

“When you’re injured, it’s always a difficult situation when you’re coming to the end of your contract and you’ve picked up an injury or a niggle but I’m glad City have given their full backing and support behind me to get back fit.

“To have that faith from the Club is a nice gesture and I’m looking forward to getting back fit and playing again,” Campbell told City’s media team.

Campbell has been working on her recovery from home and believes nobody, including herself, has seen the best of her as a footballer yet.

“I don’t think anyone has seen the best of me yet – I don’t think I’ve seen it from myself as a footballer.

“There were glimpses at the end of 2017 in the Spring Series and the FA Cup Final where I got to show what I’m about.

“I’m more driven than ever to be back involved.

“I’m progressing well. I’m in constant contact with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Physio on Teams, Zoom and FaceTime – there are loads of outlets to keep in contact.

“I’m on track with where I need to be and I’m meeting with the surgeon soon so I’m looking forward to that to see what he thinks of my progress.

Gareth Taylor took over as head coach of Man City in May on a three-year deal, having previously coached City’s Under-18 and Under-16 sides and Campbell is looking forward to working with the former Wales International.

“Everyone is really excited and really looking forward to the new season and seeing what Gareth Taylor is about.

“I’m itching to be around that, getting coached by him. He’s driven and passionate about the Club and he’s going to bring something different to the team in terms of style of play and the way we approach things and I’m intrigued,” Campbell explained.