Rangers FC Women sign Dutch and Jamaican internationals

Rangers' new signing, Tessel Middag
Tessel Middag in action for Fiorentina. (Photo: Lisa Guglielmi via Imago)

Rangers FC Women have signed midfielder Tessel Middag from Fiorentina and forward Kayla McCoy from Houston Dash.

Middag has over 40 caps for the Netherlands, had spells with Manchester City and West Ham, as well as making nearly 100 appearances for Ajax.

The 28-year-old told RangersTV: “It’s been great getting to know the players and the team. I’m happy to be here!

“I feel like this was the best opportunity to continue my professional career because of the project that Rangers have started with the women’s team going fully professional. I was impressed by the professionalism of all the facilities that the club has.

Head Coach, Malky Thomson told rangersfc.co.uk: “Tessel has massive experience down south and abroad. Bringing that different culture and diversity to Rangers and that ‘one club’ mentality is important for the girls’ and the club’s development: they’ll be adding value to our squad.”

Rangers' new signing, Kayla McCoy
Kayla McCoy (9) playing for Jamaica against the USA in June. (Photo: Trask Smith via Imago)

McCoy (24) told Rangers TV: “I’m really excited! I feel like it has been a long time coming, I’ve been here training with the squad earlier on and I’m really excited to get some games in and be involved with the group.”

“I’ve been playing professionally for a few years now, but I’ve been wanting to get involved with a club that had a vision to improve – and Rangers was the club for that.

“The quality of facilities was a big draw for me to come here. You can just see the pride that everyone has being a part of this club – it really does have that family atmosphere about it.”

Thomson added: “Kayla has got vast experience in the women’s game. She was in training with the squad towards the end of last season and will be a valuable addition to our squad ahead of the 2021/22 season.”

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