Women's Sport: Yana Daniels and Jas Matthews sign new Bristol City deals

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Women's Super League side Bristol City have announced Yana Daniels and Jas Matthews have signed new deals with the club.

Daniels is in her second spell at City, having rejoined the Robins in 2019.

She initially joined City in 2017, before leaving for Liverpool the following season, and returning to the Stoke Gifford Stadium this season.

Bristol manager Tanya Oxtoby is delighted that the forward has committed her future to the club:

“We’re delighted Yana has signed a new deal at Bristol City. She has become an integral part of our team since rejoining the club in the summer and her versatility and willingness to take on things outside her comfort zone to help the group this season has been exceptional”, City's manager told their website.

“Her understanding and belief in what we’re trying to achieve as a club both now and next season meant she was an essential piece of the puzzle for our success next season.

“Having returned to the club after a year away, she has slotted straight back into life at Bristol City and I’m excited to see how much further she can develop next season.”

The 27-year-old has also expressed her delight at being part of the Robins team in the future:

“I’m delighted to extend my stay at Bristol City Women and look forward to continuing to develop my game under Tanya Oxtoby and the coaches here at the club.

“This club is on an exciting journey with a great group of girls and I just need to keep working hard, improving my game to help the team in any way I can.”

Jas Matthews, who is now in her 10th season at the Stoke Gifford Stadium, has also committed her future to Bristol.

Matthews, like Daniels, spent last season at Liverpool, before returning to City this campaign.

Robins' manager Oxtoby had this to say on the 26-year-old signing a new contract:

“Jas has had an incredible season so far and she was a high priority in terms of ensuring we continue to build for next season. She’s a brilliant professional and role model, and someone who sets the standards day-in, day-out,

“Her performances this season have exceeded all my expectations, in particular her ability to the fundamentals of her role with brilliant consistency has meant she is vital to the success of our group.

“Jas embodies everything Bristol City is about, she has come through our RTC and academy, and has developed into one of the best centre backs in this league. She understands where we’re trying to go as a club moving forward, so it’s fantastic she has committed her future.”

Matthews told the club's website the following on her new deal:

“I’m really happy to have signed a new deal at Bristol City. Ever since returning to the club in the summer it has felt like I’ve come home and I’m grateful for the opportunity to extend my time at the club.

“I’ve really enjoyed working under Tanya and I’m excited to see how much further I can progress under her and the coaches at the club as we look to push the club forward in the coming seasons.”

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