New Year boost for McCulloch as Jackson joins Spartans


Spartans Manager Debbi McCulloch has boosted her squad ahead of the 2015 season with the signing of Carla Jackson.

The 17 year old arrives at Ainslie Park from Celtic and both McCulloch and Jackson are confident the move will herald a new dawn for the Scottish FA’s National Academy player.

After securing the services of the teenager, McCulloch said, “Carla is a young and very talented player with a fantastic playing career in front of her.

“Whilst she may have missed last season due to injury, we will ensure that Carla has the very best of care on offer to aid with the final stages of her recovery process and we look forward to seeing her in a Spartans jersey in the new season.

“Carla is part of the SFA’s National Academy which gives everyone an indication of the level of ability she will bring to our current squad.   Her creative flair shows she has the ability not only to score, but to create goals too.”

For Jackson,  the move is one that allows the young midfielder to get her career back on track, “I was very impressed with the set up and organisation at Spartans who are a very successful club and one which I look forward to be a part of.  When I am back from injury I will be amongst a good set of players and I can’t wait to be able to challenge for a place in the team.

“Joining Spartans is something new and exciting and I think it’s what I needed in order to keep positive and upbeat after such a bad injury.  In terms of recovery, this is the best place for me because of the experience and expertise on offer for rehabilitation.”

The former Scotland u/17 player is determined to make up for her spell on the sidelines and is focused on her road to recovery.

“Firstly and most importantly, I want to get back to full fitness.  From there, the aim is to be challenging for a regular first team spot and get back to the level I was at before my injury.  I would love to be part of the Scotland under 19s sqaud when I am back to full fitness which I am aware will take a lot of hard work and whilst I still have a long way to go, I believe that goal is achievable.”