FORMER captain Rachel Corsie is to rejoin Glasgow City on loan ahead of next month’s Uefa Women’s Champions League games against Chelsea.

City head coach Scott Booth broke the news to his players in training last night and the signing is a significant boost for the Scottish champions ahead of the round of 32 ties. The central defender will arrive before City’s league match against Hibs on October 4, with the away leg against Chelsea four days later.

“We knew that Rachel was potentially interested in coming back to the club so it was a very easy decision to make,” said City club manager Laura Montgomery.

“She was a very good captain for us and played for the club for five and a half years. She was the supporters’ player of the year at Notts County last season and broke into the Seattle team, which has been the best in the United States this season, with relative ease.

“When a player like that becomes available you don’t think twice, and it’s a bonus that we know she will fit in easily because of her earlier time at the club.”

It is likely that she will make her debut against Chelsea after Seattle play fierce rivals FC Kansas City in the play-off final on October 1.

Corsie would also available for City’s final two league games, as well as the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers and the final if the holders, as expected, get through


City, meanwhile, will urge fans to bring non-perishable food to their home tie against Chelsea at the Excelsior on October 14.

The club have committed to play for a further three seasons at Airdrie’s ground, and have agreed a partnership with the town’s foodbank. The first collection will be at the Champions League game.