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Can London City's Summer Signings Help Them Compete for the Championship Title?

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

The London City Lionesses came just three points short of the Women's Championship title last season after an impressive battle. Can their new heap of signings help them finally achieve promotion to the Women's Super League?


After the Republic of Ireland's World Cup debut in Australia, three of Ireland's key players were signed by London City for the 23/24 season. Some other signings include players with plenty of WSL experience, a four-time Scottish Premier League title holder, and a talented forward with impressive collegiate performances in America.



Danielle Carter


London-born Carter has a large tally of WSL appearances, having played for Arsenal, Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion before joining the London City Lionesses.


During her time at Arsenal, Carter won three Women's Super League titles, four FA cups and five Conti cups. Danielle Carter also boasts an impressive international record, having scored six goals in four appearances for England's Lionesses.


Last season, Carter bagged nine goals for Brighton & Hove Albion in the WSL, proving she has a talented scoring ability, even against the top women's players in England.


With the versatility to play anywhere up front, Danielle Carter is a great signing for the London City Lionesses to boost their attacking options. Her experience playing at the top-level of women's football in England will limit her number of mistakes and will provide a number of brilliant goals for her new club this season.



Ruesha Littlejohn


Playing for the Republic of Ireland, Ruesha Littlejohn has a total of 75 international appearances, including three starts at the 2023 World Cup. Littlejohn has been a standout player of Ireland's midfield since 2012.


With six Scottish Premier League titles and a Norwegian First Division title to her name, Littlejohn is another experienced player being brought into London City's squad.


Scoring 19 goals in 22 matches for Norwegian side IL Sandviken in 2014 saw her crowned the Norwegian First Division's top goalscorer, proving she is a midfield maestro.


Littlejohn signed for London City after spending two years at WSL side Aston Villa, bringing with her plenty of experience in England's top division.


Ruesha Littlejohn will bring more than her football abilities with her to London City, as she also has a bubbly personality to help cheer up her teammates and keep them in high spirits throughout the season.


Signing Littlejohn was a brilliant move by the London City Lionesses after her outstanding midfield performances at the recent World Cup.



Tinaya Alexander


Beginning her football career in America, Alexander amassed 74 goals and 22 assists in only 81 appearances for Louisiana State University.


Tinaya Alexander was selected by Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League draft in 2022. She then went on to have temporary spells at French side Montpellier and WSL side Reading before joining London City.


Alexander has won the FA Women's Super League Development League twice, and the FA Youth Cup twice.


At only 24 years old, Tinaya Alexander has the opportunity to develop further at a club that is fighting for a spot in the Women's Super League. The forward will be surrounded by players with decades of professional experience, allowing her to perform at her best and showcase her incredible goal-scoring abilities.



Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah


Boye-Hlorkah is another player who joined the list of experienced players signed by London City this summer.


As she is an incredibly versatile player, Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah is able to play anywhere up front as well as in a full-back position.


Arriving from Aston Villa, Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah boasts 8 goals and 79 appearances in the Women's Super League, providing her with top-flight experience to bring to her new London City side.


Boye-Hlorkah is a technical player who does well at maintaining possession when put in difficult situations. She will bring a lot to her new club, including being a role model for those around her.


Boye-Hlorkah will likely play in a number of roles throughout her time at London City, keeping their opponents on their toes.



Emma Mukandi


Mukandi has experience in three women's professional leagues; the Women's Super League, Frauen Bundesliga, and the Scottish Premier League. She has also played a key part in Scotland's defence for more than a decade, with 73 international appearances to her name.


Mukandi captained Reading during their 22/23 season in the WSL, so will be a very vocal player at London City, helping the lesser-experienced players gain valuable knowledge.


Her ability to score goals as well as defend superbly will be a major asset to her new Championship club. Playing as a forward for Glasgow City in the earlier stages of her career, Mukandi scored and defended brilliantly at a young age, proving from the get-go that she is a very versatile player.


Emma Mukandi has a lot of silverware under her belt, having won two FA cups, four consecutive Scottish Premier League titles, three Scottish cups, three Conti cups, and a Women's Super League title.


With plenty of experience, Mukandi will help strengthen the London City Lionesses' defence for the 23/24 season, playing a big part in their campaign fighting for promotion to the Women's Super League.




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