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·18 June 2024

Shannon McGregor relishing the new season as a Celt

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When Shannon McGregor left Hibernian to become Elena Sadiku’s first signing for the new season, the midfielder knew she was joining a competitive team with competition for all places in the side.

You can take that as a given when you join the champions, but that has increased even more so in the Celtic FC Women’s camp with the addition of defender Amy Richardson joining after a spell with Everton, twins Signe and Mathilde Carstens arriving from Fortuna Hjørring, and Portuguese defender, Bruna Lourenço also joining the club.

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The 24-yeard-old said: “I like to play either the 8, 10 or 6, but that doesn’t really bother me, as long as I’m playing.

‘Coming to Celtic I know I’ve got competition, and I’m looking forward to that competition.’

“I’m extremely excited, I’ve grown up as a Celtic fan my whole life, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“The league win was a huge thing that I would love to do with this club and continue to do that, and also the Champions League as well.

“I can’t wait for that, I’ve experienced that at Hibs, I know what it feels like and I can’t wait to get that feeling again. It’s something you always want to do in a football career, so I’m really looking forward to that.”

The Celts face two new challenges this coming season directly as a built-in condition to winning the league championship for the first time last term – defending the title rather than aspiring to win it, and taking that step further in the Champions League.

The new Ghirl said: “All players should have pressure to regain that trophy. That’s what we want, and we want to keep that for as long as we can.”

And as for progressing further on the continental front, McGregor added: “I think we can see that from the league win, we’ll gain a lot of confidence as players and as a club, so I think we can definitely give it a good go.

‘That’s something that at this stage of my career I wanted to do. I want to progress myself and I want to challenge myself as a player and as a person again.’

“Being in the Champions League and looking to win the league here as well, it’s going to challenge me and that’s what I’m looking to do

“Any new player is going to have pressure. Even just going into a new changing room is going to be different for me. But I want to feel that pressure, I want that pressure to move me forward as a player and as a person.”

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