MILLIE Turner will be playing in the top flight of English women’s football again this year.

The Wilmslow 20-year-old has departed Everton Ladies and signed for Women’s Super League One promoted club Bristol City.

“This was the perfect move for me,” said the England Under 23s international.

“I needed a fresh start and this will be the perfect place for me to develop."

The former pupil at Gorsey Bank Primary and Wilmslow High schools had been with Everton since her move from Manchester United Centre of Excellence midway through 2013.

She signed her first senior contract with the Blues ahead of a 2014 season in which she became an FA Cup finalist.

But the midfielder or defender has spent a couple of seasons attempting to help the Blues climb out of WSL Two.

Turner, who started playing with Eric Garner’s Wilmslow Football Academy at the age of five and had spells developing with Stockport County, Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra Centre of Excellence.

Now she is ready for a new chapter.

“I like to keep the ball on the ground, playing a passing game,” she said.

“And with the style that Bristol play I will fit in quite well. It will suit my game.

“Although I’m quite young, I have played in WSL One before so hopefully I will give them a little bit of experience.”

Turner, whose younger brother Jake is a goalkeeper with Bolton Wanderers, leaves Everton with a heavy heart though.

“Since signing in 2013, Everton has been a very special club to me,” she said.

“I will take with me the many memories, lessons, and great moments that will live with me forever, and friendships that will last just as long.”

The Vixens gained promotion back to the English top flight in November, with Turner’s debut potentially coming in the first game of the Spring Series against Reading at Ashton Gate on Saturday, April 22.

City manager Willie Kirk added: "Millie's arrival is going to create good competition for places and I imagine she will be a prominent member of the team.

"Millie's character is excellent and she fits in with the type of players we have at the club already.

"She will give good options and can play in a number of positions.”