Lady Reds unveil international signings

Captain Abby Erceg has returned to the Westfield W-League for the 2012/13 season and headlines the trio of New Zealand internationals who have signed on for the Lady Reds’ upcoming campaign.

Adelaide United captain Abby Erceg has returned to the Westfield W-League for the 2012/13 season and headlines the trio of New Zealand internationals who have signed on for the Lady Reds- upcoming campaign.

Erceg, who will skipper the side again, is joined by Holly Patterson and Sarah McLaughlin as the Lady Reds foreign contingent, with all three members of New Zealand-s 2012 London Olympic Squad.

Erceg has made 79 appearances for her country and is already a seasoned international at just 22 years of age, while 20-year-old creative forward McLaughlin has represented New Zealand 38 times.

Patterson, a lively winger, is the youngest of the trio at 18 years of age, but has already clocked up 18 caps for her country.

Lady Reds Head Coach Dave Edmondson welcomed back Erceg, as well as Adelaide United-s new international signings.

“Abby-s return was a critical signing after her performances last year and her influence as a leader,” he said.

“Whilst Abby will again look to sure things up at the back, Sarah and Holly will add some excitement at the other end of the field. Both are attacking players with a good eye for goal, the ability to take players on and create and score goals.”

“Abby was a stand out defender across the league last year and has returned from the Olympics in fantastic condition raring to go for the new season.”

“I am sure Sarah and Holly will be keen to continue the trend of Kiwi Internationals performing well for Adelaide United Lady Reds.”