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Glasgow City sign Forfar & Scotland starlet Abbi Grant

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Glasgow City have announced the signing of Forfar Farmington and Scotland Under 19 international Abbi Grant after two years with Forfar.

After securing Grant’s services, City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black was delighted with her capture, he said: “It is unusual to sign such a talented player so late into the pre-season. However I am delighted we had the opportunity to add Abbi to our squad. I believe she is just the right type of player we are looking for. She has already shown in training this week that she will fit well into the philosophy of this club.

“Abbi has so many attributes that it is difficult to tie her down to one area of the pitch. She has great pace, is technically very good, very hard working and her range of passing is superb. Yet probably her biggest strength is the fact that she can play off either flank and combine play just as efficiently with either foot. I would like to wish Abbi the best of luck in this next phase of what looks to be a very promising career.”

With the departure of Christie Murray to Arsenal and Lisa Robertson to Hibs Ladies, Grant will be looking to force her way into the City first team as a regular.

Commenting on becoming City’s latest new addition, Grant added: “I am very excited about joining Glasgow City for the season ahead. I am looking forward to playing along side top class players and working under new coaches. I believe that this was the right time for me to move as it will develop me further as a player. I feel very privileged to have been giving this opportunity and I’m looking forward to the new season getting under way. I would like to thank Forfar for the past 2 years for all the confidence they have given me and developing me as a player and person. I have made some great friends for life.”

Grant follows fellow Forfar Farmington team mate Julia Scott in making the switch to the SWPL champions. The experienced forward commenting on her signing, said: “I’m really excited about joining Glasgow City for the upcoming season, I’m looking forward to the challenges and the opportunities at the club and playing along side new teammates and developing my game under a new manager and coaching staff. I am massively proud to be joining such a successful club in Scotland and hope to contribute to further successes. I am also looking forward to playing with teammates from former clubs.

“I would like to thank Forfar for the last few seasons, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there as I have at every club I have played for.”

City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black added: “Two seasons ago we looked at signing Julia for the club however it never materialised and I thought the opportunity to work with her had maybe gone. I believe Julia will add a lot to the club. Her experience will help what is a youthful front three no matter what the permutations. I made a conscious effort to add a lot of pace to the team this year and there is no doubt Julia brings that in abundance. She is hard working, has a great attitude and will score goals at this club, of that I am certain. I am looking forward to working with Julia and wish her the best of luck at Glasgow City.”

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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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