From the Moat to Manchester: Bute’s Jane signs for City

Scotland international and former Rothesay Academy pupil Jane Ross has signed a two-year deal with Manchester City WFC.

Scotland international and former Rothesay Academy pupil Jane Ross has signed a two-year deal with Manchester City WFC.

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Scotland football international and former Rothesay Academy pupil Jane Ross has signed for Manchester City FC’s women’s team.

Jane, 26, put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club this week after two years’ professional experience with Vittsjö GIK in Sweden.

Jane, whose football journey began at the Moat coaching clinics in Rothesay run by the late Jim Ross, told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased and excited to be spending the next two years at the cub.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time over in Sweden. It was a challenging league, which I enjoyed. It was obviously a lot different to the Scottish league; it was more physical and higher tempo matches.

“I think it’s going to be similar here in England. It’s going to be different again but a very high standard.

“The team came second in the FA Women’s Super League and have got Champions League football next season. I’m really looking forward to coming in and meeting everyone.”

Jane also spent six years with Glasgow City LFC, Scotland’s top women’s team, winning six league titles, three Scottish Cups and three League Cups along the way and making her debut in the Champions’ League.

She has 88 caps for Scotland and took her goals tally for the national team to 38 with a double in the recent 7-0 win over Belarus in the Euro 2017 qualifying campaign.

Jane will join fellow Scotland international Jennifer Beattie in City’s squad for the 2016 campaign.

Manager Nick Cushing told mcfc.co.uk: “We’re really happy to have brought Jane in.

“She has unbelievable drive and professionalism. She has goals she wants to achieve and with this club now playing in the Champions League and establishing itself as one of the best teams in the WSL, we fit with her ambition.”