Reading Women's legend, Becky Jane, has signed a one-year deal to return to the club she called home for almost a decade.

First arriving in Berkshire in 2011, she played almost 150 times in the next eight seasons as Kelly Chambers' side won promotion to the Women's Super League and have been there ever since.

Leaving the club in 2019 to join Liverpool, she was most recently with FA Championship outfit Charlton Athletic before returning to RG2.

Perhaps punished last season for their close-knit, but small, squad in comparison to other sides, Chambers and Jane have both emphasised the importance of depth upon her return.

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"I know my role is slightly different this time around," the full-back explained. "But I'm relishing to opportunity to come back in, to be a part of the squad and to help the younger ones come through. That's a massive thing for me.”

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The manager added: "For us we wanted to build more of a squad this season, and with the experience Becky offers us, it will be a huge boost. 

"When I had the conversation with her, it was clear to me she still has the desire to win and feature in as many games as if it was back in 2012. It will also bring a competition for places which helps everyone raise their game and also our performances, as at times I think we struggled physically with tight schedules."

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This news comes just hours after it was announced that the club has more than doubled the number of season tickets sold compared to last season, with the memories of England's triumphant Euro 2022 campaign still fresh in the memory.