SWPL league leaders Glasgow City have announced the signing of Australian goalkeeper Niki Deiter from Cental Connecticut State University in the United States.
The 22-year-old former Aussie youth international keeper captained the CSSU side and played for New England Mutiny last year in the WPSL.
Deiter, commenting on signing for City, said: “I’m really happy to be making the move to Scotland to join Glasgow City and to contribute as much as I can to the team. I’m looking forward to being part of such a competitive football club.”
Glasgow City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black added: “It was always a gamble to go through the first half of the season with one experienced goalkeeper. If Lee (Alexander) had suffered an injury then we would have been left with two youngsters in Autumn (Farrell) and Laura (Hamilton) competing for a first team jersey. Which would be very unfair on them both. Therefore it was imperative that we identified a target and made sure she would compete vigorously for the number one jersey.
“I believe the signing of Niki does that. She comes with an impressive CV and I am certain she will enhance the squad. Everywhere else in the team there is huge competition and the goalkeeping position should be no different. Myself and the coaching staff are looking forward to working with Niki and I wish her well.”
The SWPL is taking a mid-season break after last weekend’s games, but Deiter will be part of City’s squad as they look to secure another domestic treble as well as their Champions League campaign where they will play Ukranian Champions FC Zhilstroy, Slovakian Champions Nove Zamky and Northern Irish Champions Glentoran in the group stages of the competition as top seeds.