By: Hibernian Media on 02 Jul, 2019 18:05
Amy Muir has signed for Hibernian with immediate effect following the player’s departure from Rangers Football Club, writes David Ronney.
The 19-year-old joins the club following a successful period with Rangers, having won the club’s Player of the Year award in April of this year.
With the ability to play full-back and in midfield, Muir’s versatility is a great addition to Grant Scott’s squad.
Still very early into her professional career, Amy continues her development alongside several young players within Hibernian’s squad.
She also joins the club ahead of UEFA’s European Women’s Under-19 Championship taking place on home soil. Muir will captain Scotland for the tournament later this month.
Speaking to Hibs TV, Amy described her emotions to have joined the Scottish Cup and SWPL Cup champions: “I’m delighted to be here and I’m really excited to get started.
“It was a difficult decision for me to leave Rangers, but I feel I have made the right one in coming here.
“I think in the past there has been a lot of young players that have came through Hibs and have went onto play professionally. And I know players in the past who have also moved from their clubs to join Hibs and have been really successful and it’s brought their game to the next level. So, I’m hoping that can be the same thing that happens to me.
“Obviously keep challenging for the league and I would love to win trophies here as well. I’ve watched the girls in the past lifting lots of trophies and I just want to be part of that now.”
Amy’s last match for Rangers was a 0-6 defeat at the hands of Hibernian but she says the experience showed her the level of professionalism the side play with: “It was a difficult game, but I think it was clear to me how Hibs like to play.
“They play with freedom, they like to attack, and I think when they do it right they can cause teams a lot of problems. So, I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Head Coach Grant Scott also spoke of his delight at securing the services of Amy from Rangers, stating that she has been a long-term target of the club.
He believes that her versatility, athleticism and ability on the ball are all key attributes and why she was a target, and he has faith in her being able to offer a lot to the side when the season gets going again.
Grant stated: “We’re delighted that Amy has decided to join Hibs. She’s been on our radar for quite a few seasons now and, ultimately, we have managed to secure her, so we’re delighted with that.
“The best players can play in multiple positions and Amy is no different. We have an idea where we would like her to play. What we’ve seen in training and in a recent match from her that it just shows the versatility that she has.
“She will offer so much to this team. She’s athletic and very powerful as well as being skilful and able to play the game really well. As I said, we’re delighted to have signed her.”
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