Hibs bring in former Sheffield United and Brighton goalkeeper
The 24-year-old is Grant Scott’s second shot-stopper signing of the summer after Katie Fraine, and can also count Watford, London City Lionesses, Wolves, and Icelandic side Fjarðabyggð/Höttur/Leiknir F. among her previous clubs.
Wilson made her first start for Hibs in the 7-1 victory over Cork City Women on Saturday afternoon as the team rounded off their summer training camp in the Republic of Ireland with a resounding victory over the League of Ireland Women’s Premier Division side.
Lia Tweedie bagged a hat-trick with Eilidh Adams adding a brace alongside strikes from Brooke Nunn and substitute Micky McAlonie, making it two wins from two pre-season friendlies following last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Montrose at Meadowbank.
Speaking about her move to Hibs, Wilson said: “I’m buzzing to be here, it’s a massive club with real ambition. All the girls and staff have been really welcoming, there’s a good culture building here, and I’m enjoying being a part of that. I’m delighted to join such a huge and historic club. To sign my first full-time contract domestically is a powerful moment for me and to be clichéd, a dream I have worked years for. The team have made me feel so welcome, I can’t wait to get going with the challenge ahead.”
Head coach Grant Scott added: “I’m pleased to bring Nina to the club. Having seen her play last season in the championship, I know her strengths as a player. It’s been brilliant to have her join up with the squad this week and we’re all looking forward to the season ahead.”
Wilson is the sixth summer signing for Hibs Women following the arrivals of Tegan Bowie, Mya Christie, Lauren Doran-Barr, Abbie Ferguson, and Katie Fraine. Two trialists featured in last weekend’s friendly victory over Montrose; one of them former Hibs Academy player Anna Dickov, and the other believed to be Naomi Powell, who left Nottingham Forest Women at the end of the season and featured again against Cork.
Further signings expected ahead of the start of the SWPL season on August 13. Meanwhile, one of last season’s squad members, 21-year-old Swedish striker Nor Mustafa, has signed for Al-Ittihad Ladies in Saudi Arabia.