Playing Squad Update – June 2023

With our Pre-Season beginning at the start of July, we can confirm the following update to our 1st Team Playing Squad.
Players Retained:
• Chloe Muir
• Chloe Nicolson
• Eilidh Martin
• Hannah Coakley
• Josi Giard
• Kirstie McIntosh
• Megan Quinn
• Tara McGonigle

Players Departing:
• Darcy Molley
• Dani Pagliarulo
• Eilidh Austin – returns to Rangers following loan
• Holly Aitchison – returns to Hearts following loan
• Kayleigh Mitchell
• Lauren Evans
• Lucy Sinclair
• MT Gardiner – Retired
• Olivia Potter – returns to Celtic following loan
• Rachel Ross
• Sarah Rhind

Rachel leaves after 6 years when she joined from Rangers in summer 2017 making her debut in a famous extra time Scottish Cup win over her old club.
Making 87 appearances (60 starts) and scoring 4 goals, the versatile defender also made appearances in midfield memorably scoring the clinching goal against Dundee Utd as we made our charge to promotion from SWPL 2 in summer 2021.

Darcy leaves after 5 years with the club and making 72 appearances with 59 starts. The full back joined from Celtic in 2018 and quickly established herself as the 1st choice full back at the club for her tenure with us.
A popular member of the team, Darcy was a key member of the squad which returned to SWPL 1 during the interrupted COVID season.

MT Gardiner, as previously reported, retires from football after her 2nd Accies spell where she scored 35 goals in 95 appearances over both periods at the club.
An undoubted club Legend, the winger picked up our Player of the Year in 2016 as we won SWPL 2 before stepping away from football for a period to look after her young family. MT returned in 2021 to help us back to SWPL 1 scoring a crucial goal at Aberdeen in a 2-1 win.

Sarah Rhind leaves after 23 appearances at the Club. Sarah signed from the lower Leagues in 2020 and had a memorable spell in the team during the 2021 promotion back to SWPL 1, setting up a crucial goal with a long kick in the deciding match against Kilmarnock.

Lauren Evans departs after 3 years and 64 appearances scoring 13 goals in her time. Another big part of the 2021 promotion side, the experienced forward played the majority of her matches with us in SWPL 1.

Lucy moves on after 65 appearances and 3 goals at the club having signed from Forfar in 2021. The midfielder picked up our Players Player of the Year in 2022.

Dani Pagliarulo moves on after 32 matches including a memorable clean sheet at Fir Park where against the odds we secured a famous 1-0 win against our Lanarkshire rivals.
“Pags” picked up the Player of the Match in arguably her best Accies performance.

Kayleigh Mitchell leaves after signing from Glasgow City earlier this season after making 15 appearances. The Accies Academy graduate had left for Celtic earlier in her career.

Eilidh Austin returns to Rangers (16 appearances, 6 goals), Olivia Potter returns to Celtic (28 appearances, 1 goal) but is heading for an exciting adventure at Old Dominion University in USA and Holly Aitchison returns to Hearts (15 appearances).
We wish all of our departing players the best in their future endeavours – you are all forever a part of our story.