SWPL Young Player of the Year Erin Cuthbert joins Glasgow City
Glasgow City are excited to announce the signing of 16 year old midfielder Erin Cuthbert from Rangers.
The Scottish Under 17 international made an impressive step up into the senior game last season and was voted SWPL Young Player of the Year for 2014, becoming a pivotal part of Rangers and Scotland’s midfield.
Awarded with Scottish Youth Football Goal of the Year last season for her strike in the Youth Scottish Cup Final in late 2013, the attacking midfielder is not shy in finding the back and scored twice past City last term.
On joining Glasgow City, Erin said, “I am very excited to have signed for Glasgow City. I've thoroughly enjoyed my 5 seasons playing for Rangers which I'll never forget. It was a really, really difficult decision to leave Rangers but I must look forward and not back.
“I will be surrounded by International players at Glasgow City and this can only aid my development. The Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black believes in me and that is absolutely vital to a young player. I joined City to compete, play and win and I now realise there are unique pressures that come with playing for Glasgow City but I am ready for the challenges ahead. It was just too good an opportunity to turn down.”
Commenting on capturing one of the nation’s hottest prospects, Glasgow City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black said, “Despite the negative views of the game held by many in this country I am of the opinion that we as a nation develop very good players. Over the years we have managed to bring through a number of our own and added to that when the opportunity has arisen. The signing of Erin shows that this club is very pro-active in identifying talent. We have added undoubtedly one of the top young players in the country to our squad. Despite her tender years I am convinced she will prove to be a fantastic signing for the club and I expect her to make a big contribution to our campaign in 2015.”
Picture of Erin in action by Andy Buist.