Goalkeeper Sandy MacIver has signed a new contract with Everton’s Women’s team, the club’s official website has confirmed.

MacIver rejoined the club in January 2020 and has committed to a new two-year deal.

That will run until June 2023 and is a strong signal of intent for Willie Kirk’s side.

I’m really excited to sign this contract and be at Everton for another two years,” MacIver said. “Willie has made it clear of his intent with the players he’s brought in.

“Willie signing his new contract at the end of last year was a real statement, too, and shows his belief in where the club is going. That was another big reason for me wanting to stay.

“Being at Everton has been pivotal in my progression over the past year. The Champions League is where we want to be. I really believe the foundations are in place to do that.

“I don’t see why we can’t break into that top three or four in the WSL and cement ourselves as a top side in Europe. On a personal level, the ultimate goal is to be England’s No. 1. I really believe being an Everton player can help me achieve that.”

Everton Women v West Ham United Women - Barclays FA Women's Super League
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Everton need to keep their top players like MacIver if they are to bridge that gap to the WSL’s top sides.

MacIver has broken into the England side this season and she has every chance of staying there if she maintains the form she’s shown this season.

The contract news is a major boost for Everton going into the business end of the season.

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