Republic of Ireland International Megan Connolly has signed with Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season.

It's a first professional contact for the 21-year-old and she could make her debut in Sunday’s Super League match against Manchester City. 

Connolly makes the move from America where she was playing college football for Florida Seminoles.

"We are delighted to bring in a young player of Megan’s quality to the club," said manager Hope Powell.

"She has enjoyed a successful career playing college football out in the States, and already has senior international experience with Ireland.
 
"I am very much looking forward to working with Megan, and would like to welcome her to the club."