Scottish Cup hero Izzy Atkinson and Tyler Toland both leave Celtic

Celtic FC Women today confirmed two further departures from the double winning squad that won both the League Cup and Scottish Cup season. Two Irish ghirls Izzy Atkinson and Tyler Toland have now left the club as Fran Alonso gets ready for what looks like a major rebuild exercise.

Izzy Atkinson of course was the Scottish Cup Final hero, scoring that glorious winning in extra-time to give ten woman Celtic a 3-2 victory, despite playing eighty minutes a player light.

Celtic confirmed Aitkinson’s departure from the club today saying:

“Celtic FC Women can confirm that Izzy Atkinson has left Celtic. Thanks for all your hard work in the Hoops Iz, and especially for *that* goal.”

Atkinson in her post match interviews talked of the frustration of not playing as often as she’d have liked last season and also being used as a wing-back rather than an out-and-out winger which she reckons is her best position.

Tyler Toland was also on the fringes of things last season and a decision has now been taken to move on with the former Manchester City player not likely to be sort on offers. Celtic also confirmed Tyler Toland’s departure saying:

“Celtic FC Women can now confirm that Double Cup winner Tyler Toland has left the club. Thanks for everything last season Ty, and all the best for the future.”

Tyler Toland (#16) of Celtic Women FC blocks the ball during the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup match between Celtic Women and Hibernian at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling, Scotland on 14/11/2021.

But it’s the loss of Aitkinson that is the biggest surprise, suggesting that she’s not been given the assurances on first time football and playing in her favoured position.

Last week Celtic released Rebecca McAllister who joined Hearts, while Celtic Academy graduate Chloe Warrington left Celtic and promptly signed for major rivals Glasgow City.

American star Cheyenne Shorts also left the club last month to return home and Maria Olafsdottir Gros also left the club, returning to Iceland.

Lucy Ashworth Clifford is the only new signing so far and the full-bar arrives at Celtic from Lewes FC.

The Celtic FC Women squad are back in training at Barrowfield before heading over to Gran Canaria for warm weather pre-season training.

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