Spartans Women bolster defence with Barnes-storming signing

Ciara 02Spartans Women’s Manager Debbi McCulloch has spoken of her delight in securing the services of Defender Ciara Barnes from Glasgow City as preparations get under way for the forthcoming SWPL campaign.

25 year old Barnes will bring a wealth of experience to McCulloch’s  squad ahead of the 2014 season.

On completing her signing, Barnes said, “Spartans are a club with great facilities and I’m impressed by the playing set up all the way from the Youths to Seniors”.

“After taking time out at the end of last season, it was important for me to find the right Club and I’m delighted to join Spartans”.

“I spent over 4 years at Glasgow City and I hope that I can take the experience gained from playing at City including European football and deliver here at Ainslie Park.”

Barnes will join forces again with former Glasgow City team mate Danni Pagliarulo, the pair having made close season moves across the M8 to sign for the Ainslie Park side.

Welcoming Barnes to the Ainslie Park, McCulloch said, “In Ciara we have a signing who has gained a good pedigree whilst being at Glasgow City.  With her Champions League experience and a winning mentality, Ciara has the hallmarks of being an integral part of our plans for 2014″.

“With pre-season underway, it’s clear that Ciara will bolster the competitive nature our defence and will be a fantastic addition to the Spartans Family.”