Glasgow bring Lauder back to Scotland

"I hope I can add to the team's success," said Hayley Lauder having returned to Scotland with quarter-finalists Glasgow City FC after three years abroad.

Hayley Lauder in action for Scotland
Hayley Lauder in action for Scotland ©Getty Images

Scotland attacker Hayley Lauder has returned home to sign for UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finalists Glasgow City FC.

The 24-year-old has not played in Scotland since 2011, when she left Spartans WFC, first going to Cyprus with Apollon LFC before a spell with Finland's Åland United and then Swedish clubs Mallbackens IF and Vittsjö GIK. Lauder joins a Glasgow team fresh from winning an eighth straight Scottish title and preparing for their maiden European quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain in March.

Glasgow manager Eddie Wolecki Black said: "Over the past few seasons we have been in a fortunate position of having four professional spots available at the club. It is fair to say that some have proved to be more influential signings than others, therefore it is imperative we identify proven players of the highest standard. Once it became apparent that Hayley was interested in joining us, we very quickly moved to seal her signature."

Glasgow's last 16 joy
Glasgow's last 16 joy

Lauder, capped 64 times and boasting five goals in three European appearances with Apollon, added: "To get to the last eight of the Champions League is a fantastic achievement and only adds to the successes of the club over recent years. I'm looking forward to getting started with a new challenge with the team in January, for what will be a very exciting season for the club. I hope I can add to the team's success."