Motherwell Ladies FC: Chelsie Watson eyes winning silverware

Motherwell Ladies centre back Chelsie Watson has been explaining how her move from Rangers came about at the turn of the year, writes Joshua Bunting.

Friday, 12th June 2020, 3:59 pm
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 4:00 pm
Chelsie Watson
Chelsie Watson

The defender (24), a stalwart at the back as well as being a goal threat in the opposition penalty box, said: “I had spoken to Motherwell midway through last season and then when I left Rangers they contacted me again.

“I spoke to Eddie Black (Motherwell Ladies manager) on the phone and had a really positive chat with him. Once I had met with him and Stewart Hall (Motherwell Ladies coach) I knew it was something I wanted to be part of.

“I knew a bit about how Stewart likes his teams to play and Eddie was very successful when he managed Glasgow City and other previous teams so I was looking forward to learning from them.

“My long term goals are probably to win silverware at Motherwell.

“Obviously the standard in the league and cup competitions will be much better which can only be seen as a positive thing.

“But I love a challenge and our squad are more than capable of having success, especially having good experience of that within the coaching staff.”

Watson, who before the coronavirus lockdown scored for Motherwell against Forfar Farmington in a 2-1 defeat, spoke about the highlight of her career so far .

She said: “I would probably say it was when I was at Rangers. I scored two free-kicks against Celtic and we ended up winning 2-1. I think it must’ve been a fluke but I’ll take it anyway.”

Should the league get up and running again following the Covid-19 crisis Watson spoke of her expectations with Motherwell.

She said: “I’m just hoping to help the team as much as I can, we will take every game as it comes but we want to prove teams wrong and I’m sure with the squad we have then we will.”

Watson, whose hardest opponent ever is Scottish football legend Julie Fleeting when she was at Glasgow City, thinks women’s football is improving.

She added: “I think the biggest thing is the investment clubs are getting.

“Rangers and Celtic have both gone full-time this year which gives players a great opportunity to train every day.”