OXFORD United Women have announced their first summer signing with the return of defender Megan Alexander.

Alexander joins from London Bees, where she captained the side.

She initially joined the U’s on a loan spell from Liverpool in 2014, and has also played for Bristol City and Millwall.

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She told the club website: “Oxford were one of the first clubs I spoke to, and I didn’t look anywhere else afterwards.

“I had a long chat with Liam [Gilbert] and some of the girls, and it was an easy decision.

“I came along and watched a friendly last season and the girls looked really good, the training looked good and everything about the club is so positive.

“The club has progressed a lot since I was last here, which supported my decision to come back.

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“I’ve been at several clubs since then, at clubs within the higher leagues and it’s all helped me develop as a player.

“When I first played here I was a young kid, and now I like to think that I have more experience which I want to bring to Oxford and help the younger players here.

“My expectations for this season are to get back to full fitness, to get back on the ball and to enjoy it.

“As for the club, the standard of training and everything is really high, so I expect us to be challenging for promotion.

“I’m so excited and can’t wait for the season to get going.”