Matildas keeper leaves Paris for Brighton

Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams has switched clubs as she searches for match-time to book her place at the Women's World Cup.

Williams has been replaced by Teagan Micah in recent Matildas matches having played just once for Paris St Germain due to injury and competition from Sarah Bouhaddi.

She has now joined Brighton in England's Women's Super League.

The former Arsenal player has signed a contract until the summer of 2024 to return to the WSL subject to international clearance.

Williams, 34, will face competition from Ireland's Megan Walsh and Katie Startup, but is far more experienced than either.

Seagulls head coach Jens Scheuer said: "She brings a huge amount of experience to the team.

"She has played over 100 times for Australia and has a good understanding of the WSL from her time with Arsenal. Hopefully, we will see some of her wonderful saves.

"Now we have three good goalkeepers, the competition will be a lot stronger and that's good for the team. I am sure Lydia will have a big impact."

Brighton are 11th in the WSL, one place above the solitary relegation spot. They have conceded 32 goals in nine matches.