SKY SPORTS have announced that Karen Carney and Michael Dawson have joined the new Soccer Saturday line-up.
A year ago, the broadcasters caused an uproar after sacking fan-favourites Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas in a massive shake-up.
Michael Dawson has joined the Soccer Saturday team
Karen Carney has also been named as part of the new look line-up
Now Sky has wasted no time in announcing replacements ahead of the EFL campaign getting underway this weekend.
Former England and Chelsea captain Carney, 34, won over 100 caps for the Lionesses during her playing days.
She now joins Sky 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.
She makes her Sky Sports debut on this weekend’s EFL double header.
‘I CAN’T WAIT’
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.”
Meanwhile, Dawson will join much-loved Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Saturday team as a pundit.
He will also be regularly appearing on-screen as a match analyst for the Premier League and EFL.
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Michelle Owen will be joining David Prutton as a presenter for Sky Sports’ EFL coverage.
Caroline Barker will become the lead presenter for the Barclays FA WSL on Sky.
And Lynsey Hooper is joining the broadcaster as the Barclays FA WSL reporter with commentator Seb Hutchinson also arriving prior to the big kick-off.
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