Born: 29 April 1993 (West Bromwich, England)
Full-back Ashleigh Neville was our Player of the Season in her first campaign with us – 2017/18 – following her move from Coventry United Ladies.
Operating at left-back, she impressed again in the FA Women's Championship in 2018/19, starting 19 of our 20 games and scoring four goals, including two memorable second-half headers to complete a stunning turnaround at Charlton in April, 2019 – a result that saw us take a giant leap towards securing promotion.
She picked up the FA Women’s Championship Player of the Month award for that same month – the first defender to claim the prize – and produced a last-ditch goal-line clearance in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa in May, 2019, that finally saw us over the line and secured a place in the top tier.
Additionally, she started both our matches in the FA Women’s Cup, scoring in the 3-0 win at Crystal Palace in February, 2019, and added another four starts in the Continental Tyres Cup.
Stepping up to the WSL with us in 2019/20, she played mainly at right-back and made 16 appearances in all competitions, once again proving herself to be a reliable figure in the team.