Courtney Sweetman-Kirk: ‘Best striker in the Championship’ agrees new Sheffield United contract

Sheffield United have pinned down ‘the best striker in the Women’s Championship’, according to boss Neil Redfearn, after Courtney Sweetman-Kirk agreed a new contract.

Thursday, 26th May 2022, 11:23 am

The club's 14-goal top-scorer, who was named Manager’s Player of the Season in recognition of her efforts last term, has become the first player to commit to the club for next season.

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Redfearn worked with Sweetman-Kirk at previous club Liverpool and brought her to Sheffield United in September 2020.

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Sheffield United striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

He said: “Courtz has been fantastic since she’s come in and it’s a great signing for us.

"She’s committed herself and for me she’s the best striker in the Championship, she has top-flight experience and her goal record is second to none.”

At 31, Sweetman-Kirk is one of the most experienced players in the Blades squad and currently serves as vice-captain.

Teammate Maddy Cusack described her as the ‘ultimate professional’ and said: "As a young player she is someone you can really look up to and aspire to be like.”

Sweetman-Kirk said: “I’m buzzing to be back. Everyone can see I’ve enjoyed myself this season and as long as I’m scoring goals, I’m happy.

“It was a no-brainer for me when I sat down with Redders, I’ve immensely enjoyed my time here.”

A former England youth international, Sweetman-Kirk has scored 22 goals in 50 appearances for Sheffield United and has not missed a single game since arriving at the club.

She was the third-highest scorer in the second tier last season with 11 goals as United finished seventh.