Julie Nelson: The Champions League was a factor in joining Glasgow City



Glasgow City’s latest signing Julie Nelson has stated that the UEFA Women’s Champions League was ‘definitely a factor’ in joining the SWPL league leaders. The Northern Irish international was officially unveiled as a City player just under a week ago after leaving English side Everton.

Speaking to Scotzine at today’s SWPL brand launch at Hampden Park, Nelson speaking of her decision to join City, said: “Things weren’t working out at Everton, I was looking for a new challenge and Glasgow City were interested in having me. So I spoke to the club and liked what they had to offer on the playing side. I’m glad to be here now.

“I played in the Champions League before and I have played against Glasgow City a few years ago in the Champions League, I know they always do well and it was definitely a factor that helped me decide to come here.”

Despite her international pedigree and experience of playing club football in Iceland and England, Nelson will face stiff competition from Scotland internationalists Rachel Corsie and Eilish McSorley – the league leaders regular central defensive partnership – along with the likes of Danni Pagliarulo and Ciara Barnes, Nelson knows it will tough but breaking into the first team is her ultimate aim.

She added: “I’ve only been here a few days now, so I’ve been enjoying the training so far and hopefully my performances will help me get into the starting team.”

The 28-year-old defender will go straight into the squad to face Rangers Ladies this Sunday at Petershill Park.


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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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