- Midfielder Molly Pike joined LCFC Women on Monday after leaving Everton at the end of 2020/21
- The former Chelsea youngster had a stint on loan at Bristol City last season
- Pike says she was impressed with the how the Club is growing and the facilities at Belvoir Drive
- She hopes to use her experiences in the top-flight and on the international stage to kickstart her City career
The 20-year-old became the Club’s fifth summer signing on Monday, joining Jess Sigsworth, Jemma Purfield, Georgia Brougham and Abbi Grant ahead of City’s maiden campaign in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
And Pike, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol City, cannot wait to begin her LCFC Women journey and is looking forward to being part of what she described as an ambitious club.
“I’m really happy to finally be here,” Pike commented to LCFC TV in her first interview as a Leicester City player. “I’m excited to get started. I know Leicester have put a lot into the Club, it just looks like it’s growing really quickly and I want to be a part of that.
The facilities here are outstanding. They will help me to improve as a player and improve as a team because we are all together, we get priority on everything, and I do think it is going to help us with part of our development.Molly Pike LCFC TV
“Everyone I’ve spoke to about the Club and in the Club have said the ambitions are really high which is really positive.
“The facilities here are outstanding. They will help me to improve as a player and improve as a team because we are all together, we get priority on everything, and I do think it is going to help us with part of our development.”
Another player with WSL experience, the ex-Everton playmaker is hoping that having top-flight games under her belt can support her integration into the squad and help her to hit the ground running in a Leicester City shirt.
“I’m a box-to-box midfielder but I also like playing in the [no.10 role],” the England youth international added. "I like to try and score goals but also get back and help out with a bit of defending.
Pike previously captained England's Under-19s side at international level.
“I think playing in the WSL at a young age is a good experience and I can definitely help some of the girls and some of the girls will help me.
“Every little experience that you gain is going to help yourself develop and hopefully I can help push the Club forward.
“It always helps when you know a few of the girls, but I’ve also met the girls that I don’t know and they are also lovely and have been really welcoming, which is nice.”
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