SCOTLAND Under-19s captain Amy Muir is targeting silverware and Champions League football after swapping Rangers for league rivals Hibernian.

The Gourock midfielder has signed with Hibs Ladies following her shock departure from the Gers women’s side last month.

The 19-year-old says quitting Rangers after seven years was the ‘biggest decision’ she’d made having shot through the ranks into the first team and winning the player of the year and players’ player awards last season.

But the lure of winning trophies and playing Champions League football was the deciding factor in the former Clydeview Academy pupil’s decision to swap Glasgow for Edinburgh.

Amy told the Tele: “It’s the next step really. At the moment it’s Glasgow City and Hibs that are the top two in Scotland and in my gut I felt like it was the right time to move on.

“I’ve been at Rangers since I was 12, it’s been a long time.

“I had to take time with making my decision and it took quite a few weeks for me to really look at positives and negatives of both staying and leaving.

“I decided that the best thing is to move on and try something new that’s going to bring me on as a player and that’s what I think will happen at Hibs.”

The Edinburgh club have won Scotland’s two domestic trophies in each of the last three years and lifted a fourth consecutive League Cup in May after beating league leaders Glasgow City on penalties.

They will also be in Champions League action next month and are second in the premier division, just five points off the top spot.

Amy said: “Hibs won the League Cup this year a couple of months ago and they’ve won the League Cup and Scottish Cup in the past few years, so they’ll be looking to get to another final at the end of the year in the Scottish Cup and they’ll be looking to challenge for the league as well.

“The other big thing as well is they’ll be involved in Champions League qualifiers this year.

“I know Rangers are obviously disappointed to lose me but they wished me well and want me to continue to improve.

“The thing with football, and particularly the Scottish league because it is quite small, is that if you’re moving you’re basically going to an opposition team. But the coaches at Rangers, especially the ones I’ve worked with for longer, they understand that it’s a bit of a selfish game at times and I have to do what I think’s best for me.”

Amy, who is also at university in Edinburgh, was confirmed as a Hibs player on the same day her place in the Scotland squad was confirmed for the UEFA Women’s Under-19s European Championship on home soil later this month.

She will captain the team against five-time champions France in the opening match at St Mirren Park on July 16.

The skipper said: “It’s brilliant. I’ve never played in the finals before so it’s obviously extra special.

“It’s a really big event so it means a lot.”

Scotland will also play Norway at Firhill on July 19 before heading back to Paisley to play the Netherlands on July 22.