Dawber returns to the Reds

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Adelaide United is pleased to announce that forward Chelsie Dawber has returned to the club for the rest of the season after completing a two-year stint with Chicago Red Stars.

Dawber rejoins her hometown club having spent a period on loan to Swedish first division side IFK Norrköping, where she scored one goal in 16 games.

She also spent part of last season on loan with the Reds, recording four goals in 13 games to take her overall tally for Adelaide to 21 goals in 55 games.

The 23-year-old gained valuable experience during her time in the National Women’s Soccer League and in Sweden, but says she is pleased to be home and again working under coach Adrian Stenta.

“Adelaide is my home and I’m so happy to be back playing for the Reds,” Dawber said.

“I’ve learnt a lot in my time away and I have also been keeping an eye on how Stents and the girls have been going to start the season.

“I’m really excited by what I have seen so far, and I know I can contribute and bring something different to the side.”

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta said Dawber would add another dimension to his side’s forward line.

“Chelsie knows our club and she knows the A-League competition. Most importantly she is fit and ready to come in and make an impact for our side,” Stenta explained.

“We think we have a lot of firepower in our front third, but Chelsie is a different player and she will give us another option in attack.

“We’re excited to welcome her back into the fold, and looking forward to seeing what she can do alongside our other forwards.”

Dawber will be available for selection pending an international clearance.