Morgan and Morris get first senior call-ups for Wales Women

Wales head coach, Jayne Ludlow
Photo: Kunjan Malde / FAW

Jayne Ludlow has named a squad of 26 players for Wales final UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying round match against Belarus on Tuesday 1 December.

Ludlow has called up Esther Morgan and Caitlin Morris for the first time, both of whom have played in the age groups. Morgan, who has been training with the Tottenham Hotspur first team, captained the U-19s in last year’s EURO qualifying round.

A wealth of experience will be involved in the Wales side including centurions Sophie Ingle and Jess Fishlock, as well as Natasha Harding who scored a brace in last months’ 4-0 win against the Faroe Islands. However, Anna Filbey misses out as she continues her recovery from a foot injury and Megan Wynne is also unavailable due to an ACL.

A win could see Wales reach the play-off stages of a major tournament for the first time in their history. However, Northern Ireland need to drop points against Belarus on Friday 27 November for that to occur.

Wales’ match against Belarus on Tuesday 1 December at Rodney Parade, Newport, will be televised on BBC Two Wales, kick off 19:10.

FAW Squad Announcement – Cymru v Belarus

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