Rachel Laws: Durham Women sign England goalkeeper for WSL Spring Series

Rachel Laws
Rachel Laws won the WSL title while on loan to Liverpool in 2013

Durham Women have signed England international goalkeeper Rachel Laws for the WSL Spring Series competition.

Laws, 26, had been training with Arsenal but has decided to remain in the north east by swapping Sunderland for WSL 2 club Durham.

She will fill in for regular goalkeeper Helen Alderson, who is going to Africa for a three-month charity work stint.

"It's a club going in the right direction," Laws said. "I can't wait to start with a new club."

She continued: "Obviously it is a bit strange for over 10 years but it's a challenge I'm looking forward to getting started with."

The Newcastle-born keeper played 18 games for the Lady Black Cats last season, where she has played the majority of her career barring a loan spell at Liverpool in 2013.