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Former Manchester United defender Caldwell joins Reading

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Former Manchester United defender Diane Caldwell has joined Reading on a free transfer according to reports on The Royals’ official club website.

The 33-year-old centre-back was without a club after leaving The Red Devils at the end of last season.

Caldwell joined Manchester United on a short term deal in the January transfer window. She made five appearances for the club in the Barclays Women’s Super League. The Republic of Ireland international still has plenty to offer the English elite game and she will now add further experience to Kelly Chambers’ Reading squad.

After joining The Royals, Caldwell said “It is really great to be here and I’m excited to finally join in training with the team.

“I’m excited to really get down to work and get to know everyone better. Kelly (Chambers) had a massive impact on me choosing to come here, I had many great conversations with her before arriving including what she is looking for me to bring and her objectives for the upcoming season.

“The enthusiasm and faith that she’s shown in me has meant a lot, when you have a coach who expresses their desire to bring you to a club it instantly makes you feel attached and ready to fight for the shirt.

“Having been here a couple of days now, I’ve been really impressed with everyone’s attitudes in training, the work ethic has been excellent and I cannot wait for the season to begin!”

Caldwell becomes the sixth player to join Reading in the summer transfer window.

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