Everton Women have announced the signing of Jill Scott on loan from Manchester City Women for rest of 2020-21 season.
Scott previously enjoyed a successful seven year spell at the Toffees before departing at the end of 2013 to join Man City.
Everton Women manager, Willie Kirk is “delighted” to bring Scott back to the club where she previously helped the team win 2007-08 Premier League Cup plus 2009-10 Women’s FA Cup.
Kirk in particular described Scott as a “pivotal figure” after previously playing a huge role in the team when the Women’s Super League began, prior to her switch to Man City where she helped them to seven trophies including two consecutive FA Cups.
Although the club are yet to release official quotes from Scott herself, Kirk admitted that Scott is “very excited to join us” but expects her to help “challenge and raise our standards” whilst contributing to the good work undertaken so far this season.
Whilst Scott’s move is only on loan, Kirk however believes that the 33 year-old will be able to have “… a long-term impact to the journey that we are currently on.”
Scott will be available for selection for Everton’s WSL trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 24 January (2:30pm GMT).
Everton Women’s Sporting & Commercial Director, Sarvar Ismailov is happy to welcome Scott back but feels that her qualities will be key, saying; “We all know the qualities which she brings to our squad but, most importantly, she gives us that winning mentality which will help our team.”
Ismailov also confirmed that Everton are still undertaking a phase of “strengthening and building that winning squad” in order to challenge the top teams in WSL.
Scott’s arrival comes after Damaris Egurrola departed Everton for Lyon for a six-figure undisclosed fee, after the Toffees rejected three previous bids for the Spanish international.