Kirsten Reilly rejoins Hibernian Women after leaving Crystal Palace

Kirsten Reilly departs Crystal Palace for Hibernian
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Midfielder Kirsten Reilly has returned to Hibernian on a two-year deal after helping Crystal Palace clinch promotion to the WSL.

She left Hibs in 2019 and joined Bristol City, before helping Rangers win their first SWPL title in the 2021/22 season.

Heading south again, she signed for Palace and played 35 times over two years for the Eagles.

Reilly is Hibs’ fourth summer signing, following on from Australian defender Stacey Papadopoulos who joins from Western United, striker Kathleen McGovern from Hearts and midfielder Linzi Taylor after her departure from Partick Thistle.

Reilly told “I’m so excited and so glad to be back, I’ve supported the club all my life and playing for the badge again is going to feel great.

“The last time I was here, we won a few trophies, and that feeling was really good. It’s our aim to start doing that again!”

Head coach Grant Scott commented: “I’m thrilled to have Kirsten back with us here at Hibernian. Her talent, experience, and passion for the club makes her an invaluable addition to our squad.

“We look forward to seeing her make an impact over the next two years.”

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