OXFORD United Women have signed midfielder Sarah King.

The youngster joins the U's after two seasons at Cheltenham Town Ladies, who play a level below in FA Women's National League Division One South West.

During her time in Gloucestershire she studied at Hartpury College and played for England Colleges in both campaigns, gaining international tournament experience in Italy.

Competing in Southern Premier with United will be a test, but King is confident she can handle it.

She told United's official website: “Oxford have given me a step up a league from my previous club which will challenge me to become an all-round better player, along with a welcoming group of players and staff.

“Liam (Gilbert, United manager) has been very honest with me about the move which made me feel comfortable and confident that Oxford is the best place for me to develop."

King added: “My personal aim this season is to develop as much as possible within the team and hopefully become a key player over time.

"For the club, I want to play a part in Oxford hopefully winning the league and gaining promotion to the Championship.”

King follows Riva Casley and Megan Alexander through the door after both signed last week.

United begin their league campaign against Gillingham at Court Place Farm on Sunday, August 15.