Jenna Fife and Cailin Michie leave Hibs Ladies just days after Jamie-Lee Napier and Grant Scott depart club

Duo leaves Hibs just days after departure of winger and head coach

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 1:47 pm
Jenna Fife (left) and Cailin Michie have both left the club

Two more players have left Hibs Ladies, just days after winger Jamie-Lee Napier joined English side Chelsea Women.

Goalkeeper Jenna Fife has joined Rangers Women, and defender Cailin Michie has signed for Pitea IF in Sweden.

Head coach Grant Scott also departed on Monday night, citing personal reasons, with captain Joelle Murray taking the team on an interim basis.

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Fife has signed a two-year deal with Rangers after six years with Hibs. During her time in the Capital she played Champions League football, won several trophies and was part of the Scotland squad at the 2019 World Cup in France.

Women’s and Girls’ Football manager Amy McDonald told Rangers' website: “I am so pleased to welcome Jenna to the club. A signing of her calibre is proof of the steps we are making towards building a very strong squad for the season ahead.

“Jenna is a Scotland international and at just 24 is one of the most exciting young players in the country.

“To welcome her to Rangers shows the ambition we have for this team and the kind of talent we want to bring here. Securing a top class goalkeeper was very important to us and to do it so early in the close season is brilliant.”

Michie joins northern Swedish outfit Pitea after four years at Hibs, where she teams up with Swedish internationalists Julia Karlernas and Madelen Janogy and Nigerian cap Faith Michael.

Along with Fife, she was part of the squad that won a combined seven trophies between 2015 and 2019.

Speaking ahead of her move to the 2018 Damallsvenskan champions, full-back Michie said: “I've had a brilliant experience with Hibernian Ladies, winning multiple cup competitions and competing in the Champions League.

“The players and coaching staff have helped me develop as a player to the point where I can now challenge myself further by stepping into a professional league with a top Swedish club.

“I look forward to the opportunity ahead but of course will miss the fantastic people and environment created for me by Hibs. I wish them all the best with their season to come.”