Seattle's Kim Little and Jess Fishlock join Melbourne

Scotland's Kim Little and Wales' Jess Fishlock
Little and Fishlock are opponents at international level

Scotland international Kim Little and Wales' Jess Fishlock have joined W-League club Melbourne City on loan from Seattle Reign.

The midfielders helped Reign finish top of the National Women's Soccer League table this year only to lose 1-0 in the championship final to Kansas City.

Little, 25, will remain with Melbourne until February.

But 28-year-old Fishlock will stay with head coach Joe Montemurro's side for the full season.

Montemurro told his club website: "Jess and Kim are exceptional players and we are delighted to have them join Melbourne City in our inaugural W-League season.

"They will not only contribute on the field with their experience and ability but off the field their presence will be enormous for many of our younger players."

Both players were named in the NWSL team of the year this season.

Former Cardiff City, Newport Strikers and Bristol Academy midfielder Fishlock, who has 87 Wales caps, has already has two spells in the Australian league with Melbourne Victory and is a four-time player of the year.

She has also spent time on loan to Glasgow City and helped Frankfurt win the European Champions League.

It is former Hibernian midfielder Little's first loan spell away from Seattle, the 108-times capped Scot having switched to the USA from Arsenal in 2014.