Irish international Ruesha Littlejohn has re-signed for Glasgow City ahead of the 2016 season, after a spell with city rivals Celtic.
Speaking to the official Glasgow City website, Littlejohn said: “It’s great to be back at City once again and starting out on a clean slate with new coaching staff. However, firstly I am grateful to Celtic and all the coaching staff for helping me last season and being so accommodating with my working commitments, taking time to help with individual sessions and also to the girls that I have became friends with, I wish them all the best.”
City Head Coach Scott Booth, impressed by the 25-year-old in training, added: “Ruesha has always been a player on my radar since coming to the club. We were fortunate that she was able to train with us recently and her ability is unquestionable. She has a winning mentality and has proved that she will work hard to break into an area of the team that is already very strong.”
European football seems to have been a major factor in Littlejohn’s move back to the SWPL champions after Littlejohn admitted her national manager wants her to push herself against the best players.
Littlejohn added: “Having talked to the international manager she wants me pushing myself against the best players and working hard so therefore I have to be at Glasgow City. I came in and trained for two weeks before Christmas with options of going back to Norway but after the 2 weeks, I decided it would be best to stay here. I enjoyed the training and feel that I can get fitter, sharper and learn a lot from Scott, as well as being able to fit in with the girls and the style of play. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and developing more as a player and hopefully contributing to more success for the club.”
This is Littlejohn’s fourth spell at City, having joined the club as a 16-year-old, before spells with Liverpool, Arsenal and IL Sandviken, signing for Celtic in 2015.
Capped at Under 19 level with Scotland, Littlejohn decided to switch allegiances to Ireland and has been capped 31 times scoring three times since making her debut back in 2012.
She will join international team mates Denise O’Sullivan and Clare Shine at City.