Rangers have confirmed the signing of Irish midfielder Ciara Grant from Shelbourne as she puts her career in medicine on hold to sign professional terms with the Light Blues.
Grant, who has worked as a doctor for the FAI’s age-group teams, spent time working in a hospital during the peak of the Covid pandemic.
The 28-year-old has represented the senior Irish team on 14 occasions and has also played for Sion Swifts, UCD Waves and Raheny United in her homeland.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Grant expressed her delight at joining Malky Thomson’s side on a short-term deal until the end of the season, saying: “I am absolutely delighted, I have had a good few weeks with the team before signing and the atmosphere is top class and I am really enjoying it.
“I am a creative central midfielder and I like to play box to box as well so I definitely think I can add something to the team and I can learn loads from the girls because there is a wealth of experience here.
“I have travelled a bit with football and I have seen some training centres and this is excellent. From the moment I came in and saw the pitches and the gym facilities, everything is top class and that is credit to the club.”
Rangers are currently sitting top of the SWPL1 as they look to end Glasgow City’s long-standing dominance of the women’s game in Scotland.
The Light Blues sit two points clear of City, with the sides set to meet on February 6 in a massive fixture at the Rangers Training Centre.