"An easy decision"; Prolific striker Wellings on signing for Celtic FC Women

By Euan Davidson

September 10, 2021

Charlie Wellings has told 67 Hail Hail about the “easy decision” she made in signing for Celtic.

Wellings, who has played for Birmingham City and Bristol City in the Women’s Super League, has been on fire since joining Fran Alonso’s side. In the weekend’s win over Aberdeen [SWPL], she scored a brace to kick off an excellent start to life in the SWPL.

Unerringly prolific in pre-season, while also scoring in cup matches, it’s taken Wellings no time at all to adapt to the culture after signing for Celtic. And it was the vision of Fran Alonso that sold her on a move to the club.

Wellings told 67 Hail Hail:

“When I spoke to Fran, the ambitions that he had and the way he wanted to take the club was just perfect for me.

“I just wanted to enjoy my football. Obviously, getting relegated with Bristol [City] last year was a bit of a down season. I wanted to come back here and enjoy my football.

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“The way that Fran wanted to play literally just fitted hand-in-hand with me. After that chat with Fran, it was just an easy decision.”

Charlie Wellings getting off to great start after signing for Celtic

It’s been a story of new strikers getting off to fast starts across the club. While Kyogo has been banging them in for the Men’s team, so too Wellings for the Women. In 5 appearances, Wellings has netted 4 times [Celtic FC Women].

But Wellings is probably exceeding even Alonso’s expectations.

Although there are goals across the team, the departure of Sarah Ewens will have had plenty of supporters anxious.

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The top scorer for four of the last five seasons, the new Birmingham City signing moving on seemed a tough sale to take. Turns out, the goals have been replaced, for now at least.

To put any pressure on Wellings to repeat Ewens’ numbers would be ridiculous. However, as starts go, this is as promising as it gets.

As she said, she seems to fit in perfectly with the fast-paced, attacking style Alonso craves. With Glasgow City up next, it’s a perfect test for the former England youth international.

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