Freya Gregory joins Women on loan

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Southampton FC Women are delighted to announce the signing of Freya Gregory on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old forward arrives on the South Coast for her third senior loan move, with experience in the Barclays Women's Super League and Women's Championship already under her belt.

After coming through the youth ranks at both Aston Villa and Birmingham, it was at the Blues where Gregory broke through into senior football.

She made her debut in November 2019 at just 16-years-old, playing three times in the WSL in her first season at St. Andrews.

A return to Villa followed, where she has totalled 27 appearances since the 2020/21 campaign.

Further top flight experience came on loan at Leicester, where she played 13 games, before spending the 2023/24 season in the Championship with Reading.

Freya is a Saint for 2024/25.

Ahead of another season of making her mark out on loan, Gregory said "I'm really excited to be a part of it, I think it's going to be a really exciting year for us as a group.

"We've got a really hard-working and talented group. The ambition of the club is huge, and for me it's exactly the step I want to take in this part of my career."

"I think for me, I want to reach the levels I know I can get to, but most importantly for the team to get to the level it can - there's no limit on it."

Director of Women’s Football, Marieanne Spacey-Cale added: “We’re delighted to add Freya's quality to the group; she's a dynamic, attack-minded player that can bring us something extra this year.

"She's already gained experience at this level and in the WSL, and knows a handful of the squad which will is an important combination to hopefully hit the ground running when the season begins."

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