SWNT set for Denmark double-header


Women's International Challenge matches

Denmark v Scotland

Friday, 20th January 2017, 3pm (1pm UK time)

GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus

Denmark v Scotland

Monday, 23rd January 2017, 11am (9am UK time)

Paralimni Municipality Stadium, Cyprus

In preparation for the Euros, Scotland will kick-off 2017 with two friendly matches against Denmark in Cyprus.

Anna Signeul’s side will embark on a training camp on Monday 16th January before playing the Danes on Friday 20th January, kick-off 1pm (UK time) at GSZ Stadium.

Three days later they will meet again on Monday 23th January, kick-off 9am (UK time) at Paralimni Municipality Stadium.

A month later Scotland will be back in the country for the Cyprus Cup.

Scotland have been drawn in a group alongside Austria, Korea Republic and New Zealand for the tournament which will be played between 27th February and 9th March.

Named in the squad to face Denmark is Rachel Corsie and Kim Little who will both pull on the Scotland jersey for the first time since qualification was secured.

Uncapped Rachel Harrison and Claire Emslie have also been named with Erin Cuthbert and Fiona Brown included fresh from their moves to Chelsea LFC and Eskilstuna United respectively.

Defender Kirsty Smith is recovering from injury and was unavailable for selection.

Anna Signeul said: “This warm weather camp is ideal preparation for us in a number of ways and we’re excited to have both Kim Little and Rachel Corsie back with us.

“Denmark are ranked higher than us and are a very good side.

“They’ve got a lot of talented players who are playing in Sweden at a really high level.

“They are on course for a good Euros so we’re excited to test ourselves against them.”

Goalkeepers

Gemma Fay (Glasgow City) 195 caps

Rachel Harrison (Fortuna Hjørring) 0 caps

Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK) 17 caps

Defenders

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City) 102 caps

Frankie Brown (Bristol City) 77 caps

Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) 85 caps

Ifeoma Dieke (Vittsjo GIK) 112 caps

Emma Mitchell (Arsenal) 47 caps

Joelle Murray (Hibernian) 38 caps

Midfielders

Leanne Crichton (Notts County) 42 caps

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea LFC) 2 caps

Claire Emslie (Bristol City) 1 cap

Lisa Evans (FC Bayern München) 52 caps

Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City) 79 caps

Kim Little (Arsenal) 117 caps

Joanne Love (Glasgow City) 172 caps

Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles) 41 caps

Leanne Ross (Glasgow City) 124 caps

Caroline Weir (Liverpool) 30 caps

Forwards

Lizzie Arnot (Hibernian) 6 caps

Fiona Brown (Eskilstuna United) 9 caps

Lana Clelland (UPC Tavagnacco) 11 caps

Jane Ross (Manchester City) 96 caps

**UPDATE - Joelle Murray OUT (Hibs) - Rachel McLaughlin IN (Hibs)**

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