Exciting Sheffield United Women youngster Tamara Wilcock pens new deal with Women's Championship side

Exciting young Sheffield United Women midfielder Tamara Wilcock has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The 17-year-old was top scorer in the club’s development squad before the academy season was curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. She subsequently joined up with the senior side and has stayed there since.

Wilcock, who doesn't turn 18 until October, featured in several matchday squads last season and made her senior first team debut away at Crystal Palace in April.

Head coach Neil Redfearn expressed his delighted one of the club’s most talented youngsters has committed herself to the cause for next season.

“Tamara has made great strides this season and has already made her first team debut,” he said.

“She is part of a group of really talented young players who I expect to push for a place next season.

“She has great technique, an eye for goal and a really good physical dynamic which has impressed in both training and games this season.”

Wilcock added: “I’m really grateful to have been given this opportunity at my age. Since stepping up from the development team I’ve been able to challenge myself and it feels good to be around the girls with more experience as they have really helped me develop as a player.

Sheffield United Women midfielder Tamara Wilcock.

“I’ve enjoyed my football up to now and I’m really looking forward to continuing my journey here at the club next season.”

The Blades finished fourth in the Women’s Championship last season.

Redfearn signed a new, two-year deal with the club earlier this month.