Coach Keen for Janine van Wyk to Return for Glasgow City

by | Feb 22, 2021

Banyana Banyana captain and Glasgow City defender, Janine van Wyk is ready to compete in the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) after recovering from injury late last year.

Van Wyk returned to a cold and icy Scotland in January, after recovering from an MCL injury sustained in a training session. Although the skipper has not yet played a match in the SWPL, she has made one appearance for City against VFL Wolfsburg in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The 33-year-old has been putting in extra work, ensuring that she is fit and ready to compete when the league resumes, and cannot wait to finally make her SWPL debut.

“I am extremely excited to be back and settled in Scotland, and have used this restriction period as an opportunity to get back to full fitness without having to miss any matches. I’m so looking forward to the restart of the league, and hoping that I can contribute to another league title for Glasgow City.” said the defender.

Speaking on her injury, Head Coach Scott Booth shared his thoughts: “The whole club was extremely disappointed for Janine when her MCL injury happened.

“Janine has such a positive mind set and is the ultimate professional. This has been key to her fantastic recovery!

“Personally, I can’t wait to see her playing alongside her teammates again, wearing that orange kit and representing Glasgow City FC.” – Glasgow City FC Head Coach, Scott Booth on Janine van Wyk’s return from injury

“We knew her rehabilitation wouldn’t be quick or easy, and Janine was absolutely gutted as she had started to find her rhythm at Glasgow City. Janine has such a positive mind set and is the ultimate professional. This has been key to her fantastic recovery!”

Booth continues to hail the South African defender, “It goes without saying that Janine is a top footballer. She defends naturally, her individual technique is excellent, as are her communication skills, but it’s the football mentality and her personality on- and off the pitch that sets her apart.”

“Janine is back in with the ball now and is getting stronger with every session. This has been such a difficult time for everyone but the thought of playing matches again helps keep us going.

“Personally, I can’t wait to see her playing alongside her teammates again, wearing that orange kit and representing Glasgow City FC.”

City who are sitting behind rivals Rangers on the SWPL log, will be looking to secure maximum points when the league resumes from 1 March. Tied on points and a marginal goal difference separating the two Glasgow-based teams, it will be a tough contested race to the finish line.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana Captain and Glasgow City defender, Janine van Wyk is ready to compete in the SWPL after recovering from injury late last year. Photo: Screenshot

 

Article credit: Waxed-admin (www.janinevanwyk.com)

 

With editing by gsport

 

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