Lauren Haynes: Oxford United Women sign Aston Villa midfielder

Oxford United women's manager Les Taylor with new signing Lauren Haynes
Lauren Haynes has previous WSL experience with Bristol Academy and Aston Villa

Oxford United Women have signed midfielder Lauren Haynes from Aston Villa ahead of the WSL 2 season.

Former Bristol Academy player Haynes made 15 appearances for Villa last season in their second-tier campaign.

The 20-year-old, from nearby Bicester, will combine playing with developing her coaching qualifications.

"The gap from the end of last season and start of this season seems way too long and I can't wait to get going again," Haynes told the club's website.

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