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August 28, 2020 by Stephen L Wright

Well, just as we’ve got used to the fact that we have new Boss Carla Ward, three new players appear in the persons of Scots Christie Murray and Rachel Corsie and Northern Ireland’s Chloe McCarron.

Christie arrives from Liverpool, on a two-year deal, having previously played for Celtic, Glasgow City and Arsenal.

The 30 year-old midfielder has been capped sixty-six times, scored five goals and played in last year’s World Cup.

 She said, “I’m really happy to be joining the Blues. I’m excited for the Club moving forward and I want to play a part in that.”

Rachel is Scotland’s captain and has crossed The Pond, from the NWSL’s Utah Royals, on loan until January.

The 31-year-old central defender has 116 Caps and previous UK experience with Aberdeen, Glasgow ( where she helped to win seven Premier titles) and Notts County.

Rachel moved Stateside in 2015 having been signed by Seattle Reign. She moved to Utah three years later, and even fitted in a short loan to Australia’s Canberra Utd.

She said of her move: “I am really excited. I had a great conversation with Carla and this felt the right move for me.”

She may only be 22, but Chloe has already amassed a locker full of experience.

The central midfielder comes to Blues, from NI Premiership champions Linfield, on a two-year deal. She joined those ‘Blues’ in 2017, helping the club win the Premiership three times, the League Cup in 2018. She has seven international Caps.

Chloe becomes the first woman to move from a top flight Irish League club to an English one.

We give them all a Big Blues welcome and look forward to seeing them take the field a week on Sunday.

Stay safe and #KRO

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