Martha Thomas gets first Scotland Women’s call-up

Martha Thomas gets first Scotland call-up
Martha Thomas of West Ham United wins her first Scotland call. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

Shelley Kerr has called up West Ham’s Martha Thomas for Scotland’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 Qualifier away to Albania on 8 November.

The 23-year-old Dorset-born striker was on the USA U-23 roster earlier this year but qualifies for Scotland through her Mum and impressed at a training camp last month to earned her place in the squad.

There is also a recall for Arsenal left-back Emma Mitchell along with Christie Murray who has recovered from an injury post-world cup.

Hibernian midfielder Rachael Boyle retains her place having been involved in the squad for the Cyprus match last time out.

Scotland go into the game full of confidence and with happy memories of Albania having qualified for the World Cup the last time they were there.

Shelley Kerr told scottishfa.co.uk : “We are delighted that Martha has chosen to commit herself to Scotland.

“She is a really talented striker and has excelled for West Ham so far this season.

“It is also great to have Emma Mitchell back. She has been a key player for us for a number of years and to have her in a Scotland shirt again will be great to see.

“The squad is more competitive than ever and we’re hoping to end what has been a special year, on a high.

Albania holds happy memories for us and we’re going there looking to continue our positive start to EURO Qualification.”

Scotland Squad

Goalkeepers

Lee Alexander (Glasgow City)
Jenna Fife (Hibernian)
Shannon Lynn (Vittsjö GIK)

Defenders

Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City)
Jennifer Beattie (Arsenal)
Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals)
Sophie Howard (Reading)
Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City)
Rachel McLauchlan (Glasgow City)
Emma Mitchell (Arsenal)

Midfielders

Lizzie Arnot (Manchester United)
Rachael Boyle (Hibernian)
Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City)
Lucy Graham (Everton)
Kim Little (Arsenal)
Christie Murray (Liverpool)
Caroline Weir (Manchester City)

Forwards

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea)
Claire Emslie (Orlando Pride)
Lisa Evans (Arsenal)
Abbi Grant (Birmingham City)
Jane Ross (Manchester United)
Martha Thomas (West Ham United)

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