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  • Scottish internationalist Christie Murray signs for Celtic

    Scottish internationalist Christie Murray signs for Celtic

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 30 Mar, 2016 15:31

  • CELTIC are delighted to announce that Christie Murray has signed for the club. The Scotland internationalist is one of the most talented players in the women’s game, and it’s a great coup that she has joined the Hoops.

    It’s Christie’s second spell with Celtic, having previously played for the club between 2007-11, during which time she helped the Hoops win the Scottish Women’s League Cup in May 2010 – when she scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Spartans in the final.

    Since then she has gone on to acquire a wealth of experience at club and international level, playing in the Champions League and as a full-time professional in England with Arsenal and then Bristol Academy. Now the 25-year-old has returned to Scotland and is thrilled to be rejoining Celtic.

    “I’m excited about the move,” Christie told the official Celtic website. “Everything that Celtic can offer me is great and going forward we’re looking to be the best team in Scotland and I think we’ve got the ability to do that and it’s something that I want to be part of.

    “My experience is something I’m looking to add to the squad and help bring the best out in me and in the players around me and hopefully raise the standard in training and in performances, and to be able to compete at the top of the league for the title.”

    The prospect of wearing the green and white Hoops again is something that, as a Celtic supporter, only adds to Christie Murray’s delight at her move.

    And given the choice of shirt number for the season ahead, there was only really one choice for her – No.7. Now she can’t wait to pull on the jersey in earnest and play alongside her new team-mates.

    “I was a season ticket holder at Celtic for years and I grew up coming to all the Celtic games, so that’s my team,” she explained. “It’s nice to play for Celtic again. My whole family are Celtic supporters so they’re all excited about that too.

    “I’ve grown up watching Celtic and idolised players here, and I loved playing for Celtic before, so getting the chance to wear the Hoops is only something that a fan can understand, and I’m really excited about this season.

    “It’s great that there are two Champions League places available in the league and it’s a case of closing the gap with Glasgow City and Hibs, and really pushing on and competing with them. That’s definitely the goal this year.

    “I already know some of the girls at Celtic, having played against them or played alongside them, so that’s good. Some of them are new faces, but everybody has been really nice and welcoming to me.

    “We’ve got a young team, but they’re young and hard-working and determined to push on and improve on last year, so it’s an exciting year ahead for Celtic.”

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