PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies have received a double boost this week with the signing of former Yeovil Town and Calgary defender Bow Jackson and the news that they will play another league game at Home Park.
The Pilgrims will entertain Watford in the National Southern Premier Division on the main Home Park pitch on Sunday, December 8.
Last season, the club played Portsmouth there and attracted a crowd of nearly 1,000 as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with their Dockyard rivals.
“This is a terrific boost to the girls who thoroughly deserve the chance to perform in front of a good crowd,” said Argyle manager Dave Leonard.
The Pilgrims have made a great start to the season and are currently lying second in the league following Sunday’s 5-1 victory over former Super League side Yeovil Town.
Watford beat league leaders Crawley Wasps on Sunday and will give Argyle a tough challenge.
Meanwhile, the signing of Jackson is another boost to the Greens. She has agreed to join them after her contract with Calgary Foothills expired.
Jackson is the second player to join from Calgary as England under-20 international Jessica Jones moved to Argyle from the Canadian club last season.
Stylish defender Jackson was at the Yeovil game on Sunday and will have been impressed with how they played against her old club.
A delighted Leonard said: “Bow will bring a wealth of experience to the club having played in the Women’s Super League. We are delighted to finally sign her.”
The move represents a return to Home Park in a different sense for Jackson, who previously worked as a coach for Argyle Community Trust.
Jackson said: “I can’t wait to get back on the field in England and to be coming back to Devon again is a real honour.
“Argyle has always been a team close to me and I cannot wait to get back involved with the club. The girls and the staff have started the season so well and I’m excited to get involved and continue to push the team to its potential.”