Entering into 2019/20, the Edinburgh-born attacker will be expected to play a key role as City look to bounce back from a disappointing 2018/19 season in which they missed out on finals football for the first time – a sharp contrast to their first seasons in the league in which they won three championships.

City’s absence from finals football last season, ultimately, came down to an inability to find the back of the net; missing out on goal difference despite possessing the equal stingiest defence in the league.

Though, promisingly for Head Coach Rado Vidošić side, while much of Australia’s attention has been caught up in watching the Matildas in the lead into the W-League season, Emslie arrives Down Under off the back of some ominous international form of her own.  

The attacker started and scored within 15 minutes as Scotland continued their unbeaten start to qualifying for Women's Euro 2021 in recording a thumping 5-0 win over Albania on Saturday, backing up an 8-0 shellacking of Cyprus – in which Emslie also scored the opener – in August.

“I love playing on the wing but also have experience playing as a striker as well,” Emslie said. “I’m excited to play.

"We had practice yesterday and I was put on the wing and it’s just starting to get relationships with the full-backs and the strikers so I’m excited to see how it goes.

“I’m feeling good and I’ve had a nice little break. I think I needed it after playing all through Manchester City’s season and then straight into the World Cup and then straight into the NWSL. I’m feeling good and feeling fresh and excited to create.

“It was a big result for Scotland to go away to Albania, it’s a tough place to go, and to get such a good result. We’re buzzing with that and now hopefully the wins keep coming.”