Glasgow City Sign Danni Pagliarulo

25 July 2012 11:33
Glasgow City always look to strengthen their squad in an effort to remain at the top of the women's game in Scotland

On the day the women's Olympic football competition kicks off at Hampden, Glasgow City have added to their already strong squad with the arrival of defensive midfielder Danni Pagliarulo from Spartans. A tall, accomplished and technical player, Pagliarulo was the mainstay of a strong Spartans side for many seasons winning the League Cup with the Edinburgh side and challenging City for the title. Having spent a short period away from the game due to illness, Pagliarulo’s return to top flight football immediately attracted the interest of head coach Eddie Wolecki Black.

(c) Andy Buist

He said: "The signing of Danni came about due to our injury problems at the club. We have suffered numerous long term injuries over the course of the past year or so and sadly we have also inherited a few players who have joined us not 100% fit. With Europe looming I knew we did not have either the depth or quality within the club at the moment to replace the injured players. With this is mind we identified several targets and I immediately contacted the clubs concerned to request permission. I have to say that Spartans showed they are a top club, as despite their own disappointment they dealt with our request in a confidential and highly creditable manner, and for that I would like to personally thank all involved.  As a club we are well aware that Danni is on the long road back to full recovery and we hope she continues the tremendous progress that she has made to date. She has now had a few training sessions and played a part of training game already and I am convinced she will prove to be a great signing for us over the coming months. Technically she fits into our system and she has shown a great desire to learn very quickly how we play. I would like to wish Danni all the best and hope she can help us remain competitive." Pagliarulo goes straight into City’s squad for their Premier League match against Forfar on Sunday and of course will be part of the City squad who travel to play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League on the 9 August.