Former Celtic women’s defender Emma Brownlie has joined the Rangers Women side as the club continue to improve and invest in the playing squad.

The signing of defender Brownlie comes after the 25-year-old was released by Everton in the summer.

Brownlie joins talented young European youth internationalists Daina Bouma and Lisa Martinez in signing for Rangers this week.

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The French youngsters were convinced to join the club by new Women’s team manager and ex-Gers left-back Gregory Vignal.

The trio of signings is a major statement from the club as they look to press on with a range of investments in the women’s side.

 

Rangers recently took the decision to integrate the women’s side into the footballing department at the Hummel Training Centre [Rangers].

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This means the women will use the club’s training facilities to train and for club matches and it now has professional status.

The club has reiterated that they want to play a groundbreaking role in women’s football, becoming the first side in Scotland to offer modern apprenticeships to young female players [Rangers.co.uk].

Gregory Vignal is the coach of the women’s side. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Shifting the likes of Gregory Vignal from the youth coaching to the women’s side was also a real statement of intent from the club.

It’s an exciting time for women’s football in general and Rangers clearly want to be an increasingly big part of it.

But there’s still much work to do, as evidenced by the recent 4-0 defeat to city rivals Glasgow City.

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