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Megan Finnigan

A talented and versatile footballer, Everton Centre of Excellence graduate Megan Finnigan can play in both defence and midfield.

She made her Everton Ladies debut in the 2015 season before a serious ankle injury curtailed her season. Finnigan made her comeback in the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest the following season, and has continued to feature regularly for the Blue Girls.

For England, she has played for both the Under-17s and Under-19s, becoming captain of the latter and leading them to the 2017 European Championships.

Deployed as both a holding midfielder and as part of a back three, she missed just one game of Everton's triumphant Spring Series campaign in 2017.

Finnigan continued to demonstrate her versatility back in WSL 1 in 2017/18. Starting the season anchoring the Blue Girls' midfield, she stepped back into central defence at the tail end of the campaign after an injury to Georgia Brougham.

She remained a regular for the Toffees in 2018/19, playing 21 matches and establishing herself as an important figure under new boss Willie Kirk.