Ahead of the start of the Sky Bet EFL this weekend, Sky Sports has revealed the new faces joining their football talent line-up for the 2021/22 season.
Former England and Chelsea captain Karen Carney and ex-Tottenham and England defender Michael Dawson are among the names joining Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Sky Bet EFL and SPFL this season.
Carney, who won over 100 caps for the Lionesses, joins as the lead pundit for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, which comes to Sky Sports for the first time this September. Carney will also be a part of the matchday team for the Premier League and makes her Sky Sports debut on this weekend’s EFL double header.
Speaking about the WSL’s arrival on Sky Sports, Carney said: “I’m really excited, I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to it, going to games, getting into the tactics, the shape, the goals. I’ve really missed it, even with the short time it’s been off and I’m really itching to get back into it.
“Especially for me personally, joining Sky Sports and there’s so much excitement around it here. It’s infectious that everyone is buzzing about it and it goes onto you as well.”
Dawson will join Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Saturday team as a pundit and also as a regular match analyst for the Premier League and EFL.
Michelle Owen, who has been reporting for Soccer Saturday for seven years, will be joining David Prutton as a presenter for Sky Sports’ EFL coverage, while Caroline Barker will become the lead presenter for the Barclays FA WSL. Lynsey Hooper joins as the Barclays FA WSL reporter and commentator Seb Hutchinson also join ahead of the new season.