Hibernian Ladies sign Chloe Arthur and Heather Richards

Heather Richards
Heather Richards was previously with Celtic but left at the end of last season

Hibernian Ladies have signed Scotland prospects Chloe Arthur and Heather Richards.

The duo left Celtic at the end of last term and both hope to break into Anna Signeul's Scotland side in the year ahead.

"Having been in a few national training camps, I want to get more game time in the Scotland A squad," said Richards.

And Arthur said: "I needed a new challenge and I felt Hibs were the team to motivate and develop me."

Both girls have been involved in the Scotland set-up at youth level.

Former Celtic and Rangers midfielder Richards, who was also involved in international matches against Portugal and South Korea last season, added: "I'm delighted to have signed for Hibs and I feel it is the right move for me at this point in my career.

"I had offers from other clubs and it was a hard decision, but I know I made the right choice to come here."

Hibernian Ladies manager Chris Roberts
"We also hope to help both players achieve a regular place in the Scotland national team."

Arthur also had offers from elsewhere but opted for Chris Roberts' side due to the club's reputation for nurturing and developing talented youngsters.

"There were other clubs interested, but I never spoke to any of them because I knew from the moment I spoke to Chris Roberts that I wanted to come to Hibs," she said.

"The club know what it takes to be successful and I felt coming here, knowing so many of the girls from the national set-up, that it was the right environment for me to push on."

Hibs boss Roberts added: "It's testament to the club that we are able to attract players of Chloe and Heather's quality.

"We also hope to help both players achieve a regular place in the Scotland national team."