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Manchester City sign Scotland international Jane Ross

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Former Glasgow City and Scotland international Jane Ross has signed for FA WSL side Manchester City, from Swedish side Vittsjo GIK.

Ross left Glasgow City after winning six league titles, three Scottish Cups, three League Cups with the SWPL champions, before signing for Swedish side Vittsjo GIK where she scored 51 times in 82 games.

Speaking to the official club website, Ross said: “I’m really pleased and excited to be spending the next two years at the Club. I’ve really enjoyed my time over in Sweden. It was a challenging league, which I enjoyed. It was obviously a lot different to the Scottish league; it was more physical and higher tempo matches. I think it’s going to be similar here in England. It’s going to be different again but a very high standard.

“The team came second in the FA Women’s Super League and have got Champions League football next season. I’m really looking forward to coming in and meeting everyone.”

Ross will join up with Scotland team mate Jennifer Beattie, who signed for City back in 2014 from French side Montpellier.

The midfielder added: “I spoke to Jennifer Beattie before I signed and she only had positive things to say about the Club. She’s really enjoying her time here and it’ll be nice to have a friendly face around. Everything at the Club is really impressive – the facilities, the support, the staff… I’m excited to get to work.”

Manchester City WFC manager Nick Cushing as delighted in capturing Ross, he stated: “We’re really happy to have brought Jane in. She has unbelievable drive and professionalism. She has goals she wants to achieve and with this Club now playing in the Champions League and establishing itself as one of the best teams in the WSL, we fit with her ambition.

“We want more goals in the team and we want to be even better than last season – Jane will add some real firepower and a different dimension.

“I’ve watched her a few times internationally and domestically and she always wants to improve and she always wants to win – that’s what we want. Our team are the same and we’re really pleased to have made the move happen.”

Ross has been a Scotland international since 2009, scoring 38 goals in 88 appearances under Swede Anna Signeul. She is currently joint joint second-highest goalscorer in Europe for the 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign with 13 goals credited to her.

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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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