BELLES ARE BACK IN ACTION

Belles boss John Buckley welcomes Tania Pedron to the club.
Belles boss John Buckley welcomes Tania Pedron to the club.

DONCASTER Rovers Belles return to FA Women’s Super League action on Sunday boosted by the arrival of three new faces.

Defensive midfielder Tania Pedron (pictured with John Buckley) has joined the Belles from Canadian side Barrie FC and is line for a debut against Everton at the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend (2pm).

The 22-year-old played alongside Belles’ Alyssa Lagonia for Laurier University.

Pedron made her first Doncaster appearance in a 4-0 friendly win over Nottingham Forest on Sunday, along with youngsters Lucy Sowerby and Nicola Emery who have joined from Sheffield United’s Centre of Excellence.

Belles boss Buckley said: “Tania has come in and done well. She’s very competitive and has a tremendous desire and will to win.

“She’s a tall, strong midfielder who can add some real presence to our squad.”

Pedron said: “I’m excited to be joining the Belles and playing in the UK.

“The standard is high in the WSL and I’m looking forward to competing against some of the best players in Europe.

“I’ve settled in straight away, the girls are great and I can’t wait to get started against Everton on Sunday.”

Jess Sigsworth (2), Leandra Little and Katie Holtham scored Doncaster’s goals against Forest.

Assistant boss Paul Green said: “It was a good team performance and great to see goals coming from different areas in the team.

“I was delighted for Jess who took both her goals very well and was a constant threat for the Forest back four all afternoon.”

Belles went down 3-1 in their WSL opener at Chelsea earlier this month.