Celtic Women has made a much-needed signing ahead of their league opener against Hibs on Sunday.
With many departures over the summer, the squad is looking rather depleted.
Liv Ferguson has joined the team from Coventry City. The attacker will look to get on the scoresheet but has high expectations to live up to, with Charlie Wellingsnetting the ball on forty occasions last year. Although, her future at the club is uncertain.
Great to have you here, Liv🤝🍀 pic.twitter.com/274fRs6jaE
— Celtic FC Women (@CelticFCWomen) August 3, 2022
She’s the second signing of the week, with Shen Menglu joining on Sunday.
After joining Celtic, Ferguson said; [Celtic website]
“I’m really pleased to have signed and I’m just happy to be here and get going now.
“Celtic is a massive club and an exciting place to be with the league getting stronger every year.
“The success here helped a lot in my decision. Seeing the team win trophies and qualify for the Champions League is something that excites me and hopefully, we can build on what the club has done.
“If you look at the women’s game, it’s progressed so much in the last 10 years and the future is so exciting. I feel lucky to be part of it now and I want to come here and score goals, be a threat, and help the team win trophies and qualify for the Champions League again.”
Worrying Times for Celtic Women
After last season’s cup double, many were hoping that the women would be pushing for a Champions League place in the league, with first and second qualifying for the competition.
Although it’s got to be said, with the current squad, Celtic are at risk of going backwards. There isn’t enough strength at the moment, and many signings still have to be made.
It wasn’t going to be easy to replace the summer’s departures, but with the league start just around the corner, it’s a worrying time for the side.