Women's Sport: Jess Fishlock signs new Reign FC deal

Jess Fishlock has signed a new contract with National Women’s Soccer League side, Reign FC.

Fishlock joined the club in February 2013 and has put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal with the American outfit. 

The Welsh midfielder has not featured for Reign since June 2019 due to a serious knee injury.

The 33-year-old is Wales all-time highest cap holder with 113 appearances, scoring 29 goals.  

“Returning to Reign was an easy decision for me,” Fishlock told the club’s website.

“I am excited about the future of this club and I wanted to be part of that. Throughout my whole rehabilitation process, Reign FC has been so supportive and helpful in ensuring I get the best medical care possible.

“I will forever be grateful and hope I can repay that when I get back to full fitness.”

Despite being part of the Washington-based side since 2013, Fishlock has spent several loan spells away from the club – including last season at Lyon – where she won the treble.

Jess will now be part of Reign’s squad for the next two NWSL seasons, and chief executive officer Bill Predmore is delighted to have her as part of the squad.

“Bringing Jess back for 2020 was one of our key priorities this off-season,

“Despite only playing a handful of matches for us last season, Jess demonstrated the quality and leadership she brings when she is on the pitch,” Predmore added.

Due to the severity of her injury, she is yet to feature for her county in the Euro 2021 qualifying matches.

Wales are yet to lose a game in their qualification campaign and sit second in Group C – they are still to face group-leader Norway twice.

The 33-year-old could feature in her nation’s friendly game against Estonia on March 6.

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