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MCWFC Extend Contracts of England Internationals Jill Scott and Karen Bardsley

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Jill Scott and Karen Bardsley have extended contacts with Manchester City

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The Manchester City Women have extended the contracts of England Women's World Cup veterans Midfielder Jill Scott and Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley reports BBC Sport.

Scott told BBC Sport:

"I would love to. I don't feel like this club is just short term, I feel like it's long term,"

"Women's football is definitely going to grow and there's going to be a lot more girls coming through.

"Eventually, when I stop playing, this is a club where I would like to help develop the young players as well."

The 30 year-old American-born Bardsley told BBC Sport:

"I'm honoured and it's a privilege that they've decided they'd like to keep me on," she said.
"They're really changing perceptions of women's football and raising the bar across the board, and this is the starting point.
"You're only going to get better being at this club. If you come here and you don't improve then there's no excuse."

"We're all not ready to move on yet," Bardsley said.
"We're in a great place right now in terms of our careers so I think we're all looking to stay for a very long time.
"We're all learning as we go so it's never the finished product. We're just laying down the foundations for generations to come."

Manchester City's women have won six successive matches in all competitions. Club and England National Team Captain Steph Houghton signed a contract extension in May before leading the Three Lionesses to a third place finish at this summer's Women's World Cup.