Familiar faces return for Euro preparation matches...


Women's International Challenge matches

Scotland v Romania Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk Friday, 9 June 2017, kick-off 7pm

Sweden v Scotland Myresjöhus Arena, Växjö, Sweden Tuesday, 13 June 2017, kick-off 6pm (5pm UK time)

Anna Signeul has named a 20-player squad for a double header of challenge matches against Romania and Sweden with three more expected to be named in due course.

A number of experienced players have returned to the squad after missing out on April’s match against Belgium through injury with players such as Jenny Beattie, Rachel Corsie, Jo Love and Caroline Weir back involved.

Erin Cuthbert is also named having captained Scotland Under-19s to the European Championships which will take place in August.

Cuthbert signed for Chelsea at the end of last year and on Sunday scored two goals in a 7-0 win over Sunderland.

Kirsty Smith and Rachel McLauchlan are also included fresh from helping Hibernian Ladies to a 4-1 win over Celtic to lift the SWPL Cup for the second successive year with both defenders hitting the back of the net.

If Leanne Crichton makes an appearance in one of the two games, she will reach 50 appearances for her country.

Lizzie Arnot has been ruled out of the two games with an ACL injury.

The two matches will give the players one last chance to impress ahead of the SWNT Euro 2017 squad announcement in June.

The first match of the double header will take place the night before Scotland’s match against England and tickets will be priced £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, with entry free for SSC members and the match will not be broadcast live.

They will then travel to Sweden to take on the sixth best team in the world on Tuesday, 13 June.

The following month Scotland will play Republic of Ireland on Friday, 7 July with the venue and kick-off time still to be confirmed.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers

Gemma Fay (Stjarnan) 197 caps Lee Alexander (Glasgow City) 0 caps Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK) 24 caps Defenders

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City) 107 caps Frankie Brown (Bristol City) 85 caps Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign) 87 caps Ifeoma Dieke (Vittsjo GIK) 118 caps Kirsty Smith (Hibernian) 22 caps Rachel McLauchlan (Hibernian) 3 caps Midfielders

Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City) 49 caps Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea) 7 caps Lisa Evans (FC Bayern Munich) 58 caps Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City) 82 caps Joanne Love (Glasgow City) 175 caps Leanne Ross (Glasgow City) 130 caps Caroline Weir (Liverpool) 35 caps Forwards

Fiona Brown (Eskilstuna United) 16 caps Lana Clelland (UPC Tavagnacco) 13 caps Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles) 46 caps Jane Ross (Manchester City) 103 caps

Report & Picture: Scottish FA

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