Rangers confirm new deal for defender ahead of huge SWPL final day
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Rangers confirm new deal for defender ahead of huge SWPL final day

Rangers have confirmed that American-born defender Brianna Westrup has signed a new contract at the club after winning the club’s Player of the Year award in her debut campaign [Rangers TV].

Westrup joined the Light Blues in October last year and will remain at Ibrox until next summer after penning a one-year extension to her contract with Malky Thomson’s side ahead of a huge final weekend in the SWPL.

The former Newcastle star was recently named in the Scotland squad for the first time for the fixtures against Northern Ireland and Wales and insisted it was a “no-brainer” to extend her time as a Rangers player, saying: “I am really pleased. It is important to try and keep a good base of the squad to build on for next season so I am really pleased to be offered and to be at Rangers for another year.

“It means a lot, I love the club and my teammates so it is great to be able to come into work every day and love what you do – it was really a no-brainer for me.”

The Gers play their final SWPL game of the season tomorrow and could still secure a place in the Women’s Champions League for next season but need to beat Glasgow City and hope Celtic drop points against Motherwell.

Westrup in action against Celtic earlier this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers thrashed Glasgow City when the sides last met but Scott Booth’s side have rallied and now sit only a point away from securing their 14th title in a row – although Celtic could be crowned champions if Rangers beat City and the Parkhead side beat Motherwell comprehensively.

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