Reading Women sign goalkeeper Rachael Laws, while Remi Allen signs new deal

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Reading have signed goalkeeper Rachael Laws from Sunderland, while midfielder Remi Allen has agreed a new deal with the Women's Super League side.

Laws, 27, joins after Sunderland were denied a place in the new top flight.

"Reading is somewhere I want to personally be and thrive hopefully while I am here," Laws said.

Former Birmingham player Allen, 27, who was capped by England at youth level, scored nine goals in 2017-18 as Reading finished fourth in WSL 1.

Her overhead kick against Manchester City in April earned a nomination for WSL goal of the year in 2017-18.

Allen's new contract comes after England midfielder Jade Moore agreed a deal to stay with Kelly Chambers' team.