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City boss Taylor loving life with Park after bright Toffees spell
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Cian Cheesbrough
Jess Park made her first England appearance last season
Jess Park made her first England appearance last season

Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor is pleased to have Jess Park back within his ranks for the 2023-24 season after she spent last season on loan at Everton.

Park, 21, notched five goals and five assists during a productive campaign with the Toffees, impressing enough to earn her first senior England cap in November last year.

The talented winger's time on Merseyside was cut short due to injury in May but hopes are high for her upcoming campaign with the Citizens.

On the young talent, Taylor told the club's official site: "Jess is a quality player. She's bright, intelligent and really quick with her feet.

"She's got that ability to play in various roles for us. That's great, you want players who are versatile and can bring quality.

"She's intelligent for a young player, she's a really intelligent player. She gets it, she buys into it, she wants to improve. She's young but with a lot of experience for a young player.

"[I'm] excited to see where her season goes this year."

City will be pushing for their first Women's Super League title for eight years in 2023-24 after falling short in the title race last term, eventually settling for fourth.

The North-West side have added Jill Roord to their ranks this summer, with the Netherlands international getting her first run out in a behind-closed-doors win over Bristol City last Saturday.

Jess Park enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Everton
Jess Park enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Everton

Taylor added: "It was good to see Jill out there [who is a] quality player. 

"Yui [Hasegawa], obviously, coming back in. Kerstin [Casparij], Julie [Blakstad] is back and Bunny [Shaw] as well — getting on the scoresheet which is important for us and her.

"[It was] great. It's a bit [disjointed] as and when with the players in terms of their return. We had a couple of days out with the Matildas and the Lionesses who returned in the last few days.

"We kept them out of this game for reasons that were to benefit them.

"It's good to get back together as a group now all of us and looking forward to the next couple of games before we start the season."


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