England Striker Charlie Wellings to make her Celtic debut today against Burnley

Fran Alonso this week added to his Celtic FC Women squad by completing the signing of Charlie Wellings from Bristol City. The 23 year old who has won Under-21 caps with England is looking forward to playing for the Hoops in what will be an historic season with the first ever appearance for the club in the Champions League.

“The ambition of the club is definitely going in the right direction and I feel like it’s a fresh start for me, coming into a team that wants to win every game from one who didn’t do so well last year, but I think its a great opportunity for me to come away and get to know the girls here and crack on and try and score as many goals as I can,” Charlie told Celtic FC Women reporter Colette Carr.

“I’d say I’m very energetic – I love a good high press which Fran has said is a main part of his ambitions here and he wants to get a high press going so I think I fit into that quite well, and I like to run in behind as well, so I’m definitely looking forward to cracking on this season.”

Charlie doesn’t know too much about the Scottish game but has come across a few of our players during her time in the game and clearly the chance to play in the Champions league is a major attraction for the ambitious goalscorer.

“I know bits and bobs. I know a few girls who have come to England and they’ve said it’s getting better and better as the years go on so I wanted to be a part of it.

“The girls are really ambitious to get as far as we can in the Champions League and it’s a massive opportunity to get that on your record, so it’s a great opportunity for not just the club, but the girls too, so I’m really looking forward to it,” she explained.

”I played at the World Cup, and it’s a massive thing to get that experience behind you in key games, so it’s key to then know what you need to do in certain situations you’ll come up against.

“It’s been a tough start after a break, but I’m finding my feet now and looking forward to getting more sessions under my belt and start playing games. I just want to be as clinical as I can really – I don’t really set myself goals but I aim to do as well as I can.”

Charlie is expected to make her debut today in the second pre-season friendly of the season against Burnley, which kicks off at midday.

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