Four uncapped players picked for Scotland Women’s friendlies

AC Milan's Christy Grimshaw
AC Milan’s Christy Grimshaw gets Scotland call-up. (Photo: Maurizio Borsari via Imago)

Stuart McLaren has named four uncapped players for Scotland Women’s friendlies in Northern Ireland and Wales.

Eartha Cummings, Brianna Westrup, Leah Eddie and Christy Grimshaw have all been included for the two matches which will act as preparation matches for the World Cup 2023 Qualifiers that will begin in September.

21-year-old Charlton Atheltic goalkeeper Eartha Cummings has been included having impressed through the youth squads along with Leah Eddie, who has followed a similar path and was recently named as Hibernian Player of the Year.

Brianna Westrup is one of five Rangers players involved and will be aiming for her first Scotland cap during June. The American-born defender qualifies for Scotland through her mother and joined Rangers last October from Newcastle United.

25-year-old Christy Grimshaw will join the squad fresh from competing in the Coppa Italia Final last night where AC Milan lost out on penalties to Roma. Born in Kircaldy, Grimshaw broke into the Aberdeen first team at the age of 16 before spending five years at Barry University in Miami and playing in Metz.

Lisa Evans, Martha Thomas, Jen Beattie are all ruled out the squad due to injury and Emma Mitchell is also not included after recently announcing her pregnancy.

Leanne Ross will once again be Stuart McLaren’s assistant and they’ll be joined by Bristol City head coach Tanya Oxtoby.

Stuart McLaren told “We’re looking for two very good performances and two positive results. The major focus for us is to make sure the players are as well prepared as possible going into the qualifiers in September as possible. We’ll look to use a variety of players and switch up the systems of play that we use.

I’ve been asked to take the team on an interim basis so I will do my best to implement ideas that I feel will suit the squad going forward for the new head coach who will be in place by September. I want the players to have the best experience possible and puts them in a good place to perform for those competitive fixtures.”

Scotland squad


Lee Alexander (Glasgow City)
Jenna Fife (Rangers)
Eartha Cummings (Charlton Athletic)


Rachel McLauchlan (Rangers)
Kirsty Smith (Manchester United)
Nicola Docherty (Rangers)
Brianna Westrup (Rangers)
Rachel Corsie (Kansas City)
Sophie Howard (Leicester City)
Leah Eddie (Hibernian)


Lucy Graham (Everton)
Kim Little (Arsenal)
Caroline Weir (Manchester City)
Christie Murray (Birmingham City)
Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa)
Lisa Robertson (Celtic)


Christy Grimshaw (AC Milan)
Fiona Brown (Rosengard)
Claire Emslie (Everton)
Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Lana Clelland (Fiorentina)
Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United)
Lizzie Arnot (Rangers)

International Friendlies

Northern Ireland v Scotland (Seaview Stadium – Thurs 10 June, 7pm)

Wales v Scotland (Parc y Scarlets – Tues 15 June, 7.15pm)

Barry Town United and TNS elevated to Welsh Women’s top tier

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