Glasgow City sign duo ahead of the new season


It was announced before Christmas time by the player herself via her twitter page, but 19-year-old full back Nicola Docherty has officially joined Glasgow City after signing from Rangers Ladies.

Docherty has played at all Scottish youth levels and gained her first call-up to the full senior national team this season when she was picked for the squad to face France last May and earned her debut four months later when she came on as a substitute in the friendly win over Finland.

On the acquisition of Docherty, City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black said: “I have admired Nicky’s ability for a number of years now and I am delighted she has decided to join us. She fits the bill perfectly and has all the ingredients I look for in a Glasgow City player and defender.

“She is still a very young player and supplements our already young and very talented side. I have no doubt we will begin to see the very best of her over the next few seasons and I am thrilled it will be in a Glasgow City shirt.

“When you have a very good squad of players it is vital that you only make additions that can enhance the team and improve our challenge both at home and in Europe. With Nicky, we have most definitely done this and I look forward to working with her.”

On top of the Docherty signing, City have signed Leanne Crichton from SWPL rivals Hibernian. Crichton previously played for SWPL rivals Celtic and featured for Hibernian last season, including a substitute appearance against City in the Henson Projects Scottish Cup Final which City won 3-0.

Black commented: “I am delighted to have secured the signature of Leanne, there is no doubt she is a very talented player. Once it was apparent that we needed another midfielder then we very quickly identified Leanne as the main target for this area.

“I don’t foresee her having many problems fitting into the team’s system and style of play. She has game intelligence, great vision and a range of passing that is without limit. Add the fact that she is brave and wants the ball all the time then this signing is very significant in our development as a team.”

Speaking of her move, Leanne said, “I am delighted to have signed for Glasgow City. It is an opportunity that I never thought I would get. I am hungry for success and at a stage of my career where I feel ready to take that next step. It’s a great team with a great set up and great players. I am excited for the season ahead.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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