First ever game for Scotland Women’s U-23s this weekend

Scotland head coach Pedro Martinez Losa
Scotland head coach Pedro Martinez Losa (left) to oversee Scotland WU23s’ debut. (Alex Todd/SPP)

Scotland Women’s Head Coach Pedro Martinez Losa and his coaching staff will oversee the new WU23s in their first match on 12 November against Panama.

The game will be played at Scotland’s winter training base in Cadiz, Spain and in line with UEFA rules, both sides will be allowed to field five players over the age of 23.

Pedro Martinez Losa told “The introduction of Scotland Under-23 side was identified in our Girls’ and Women’s strategy last year as an important steppingstone to bridge the gap between youth squads and the senior team.

“As we seek to continue the growth and development of our national sides, this winter camp has given us a wonderful opportunity to implement this objective for the first time.

“There are a number of players who have been on the periphery of the first team who’ll now have the opportunity to gain experience from being immersed in the senior team environment, as well as gaining valuable game time in a Scotland shirt.”

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