17-year-old forward Taneesha Baker has joined Glory’s Westfield W-League squad for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign on an injury-replacement contract.
The Junior Matildas representative has been given her opportunity after Gemma Craine unfortunately suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in last month’s home clash with Adelaide United.
Baker, who starred for the Hyundai NTC in the NPLW WA last season, was previously a part of Glory’s extended squad and Head Coach Alex Epakis is confident that she can thrive at W-League level.
“Taneesha is another exciting young local talent,” he said.
“She has come through our local NTC program and after training with the squad the last few months, has really progressed her playing style and decision-making.
“She has a direct nature about her, wants to go forward and is likely to create goalscoring chances.
“Taneesha is a good replacement for Gemma [Craine] and I am really looking forward to having her in the squad and working with her now and in the future.”
Baker will wear the number 18 shirt this season and could make her senior debut in Thursday’s away clash with Western Sydney Wanderers (kick-off at 4.10pm WST).