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Glasgow City raid rivals Rangers to sign captain Lesley McMaster

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Head coach Eddie Wolecki Black commented on his latest acquisition: “Once we became aware of Lesley’s availability then it was an easy decision to pursue her signature. This is not the first time we have been linked with Lesley and I am happy that this time she has decided to sign for the club.

“She has shown tremendous loyalty to Rangers who have to take great credit for her development over the past few years. There is no doubt she has the calibre to play for this club and at 20 years of age is another player who can give us many years of continuity. First though we need to get her back to full fitness. For the time being she will be in the hands of the medical staff.”

McMaster makes it a trio of signings captured from rivals Rangers, with Julie Melrose and Nicola Docherty making the move to the SWPL champions over the past month or so.

Black added: “I know many people will ask where will this one play and where will that one play, my answer is it’s a very long season and we will play many games, we as a club know the depth of squad required to challenge on all fronts. I think people forget we have lost 5 players from last season’s squad and the signing of Lesley makes it 5 in. I believe new signings give the whole club a lift and our current players know we have to keep a strong squad. We have a more mature squad with a great balance of experience, good attitude and youth.”

Commenting on her move, McMaster said: “I am delighted to be coming on board at City after many years at Rangers and I am looking forward to a new challenge as well as improving myself as a player. I appreciate this opportunity and I am excited about my future and I am sure I will gain plenty experience playing with the top players in the country.”

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Laura Montgomery

General Manager of Glasgow City FC Ladies team.

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