Lionesses forward Toni Duggan reveals she is pregnant and will play no further part in Everton’s Women’s Super League season but will continue ‘light training’
- Everton forward Tony Duggan has revealed she is expecting her first child
- The Blues have confirmed that they 31-year-old won’t play again this season
- Duggan, 31, announced the news on her social media accounts this afternoon
Everton forward Toni Duggan has announced that she is pregnant and expecting her first child.
The 31-year-old, who has also played for the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City and has 76 caps for the England national team, revealed the news earlier on today on social media.
Everton have confirmed that the forward will play no further part in their 2022/23 season.
Everton’s Toni Duggan announced her pregnancy on her social media accounts this afternoon
Duggan posted on Twitter: ‘Exciting News! We are so happy to announce we are having a baby!!
‘Wow! It still feels so surreal. We can’t wait to meet you our little one.
‘While my own little team is growing, I’ll still be supporting my other one, Everton, who have been so supportive.’
Everton Women tweeted: ‘Toni Duggan has confirmed the happy news that she is pregnant.
Forward Duggan rejoined Everton in 2021 after nine years away from her hometown club
‘Toni will be supported by Everton’s medical staff in the coming months as she continues light training. However, she will not feature in fixtures for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.’
Everton also posted on their club website: ‘Toni, who returned to the Blues last summer after beginning her career with the Club, will be supported by Everton’s medical staff in the coming months as she continues light training.
‘Everyone at Everton sends her warm congratulations ahead of the new addition to the Blues family.’
Duggan has scored 22 goals in 76 games for England, but hasn’t featured since March 2020
Duggan began her career at Everton, breaking into the first team in the 2007/08 season as a teenager.
She signed for Barcelona after seven years at the club, before moving onto Manchester City, followed by Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. She returned to Everton in 2021.
She has scored 22 goals for England, but hasn’t featured in international football since 2020.
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