Shelley Kerr picks Scotland squad for Pinatar Cup

Shelley Kerr selects Scotland squad
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Shelley Kerr has announced her squad for the first three matches of the decade for the Scotland Women’s National Team, at the Pinatar Cup in Spain.

Kerr has named uncapped Martha Thomas from West Ham United who has previously trained with Scotland but has yet to play for her country, reports scottishfa.co.uk.

Emma Mitchell returns to the squad having signed on loan to Tottenham Hotspur and scoring a memorable long-range effort for her new club last week.

In midfield, Sam Kerr will jet out to Spain and look to pick up her first cap for her country.

The matches in Spain will act as preparation for three home qualifiers, against Portugal, Albania and Finland with the games taking place in Edinburgh.

Scotland have started their EURO 2021 campaign in blistering fashion, comfortably beating Cyprus and Albania in their opening two games.

Kerr’s side will return to Pinatar after competing there last year, beating Brazil and drawing with Chile.

Scotland Squad

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City)
Jen Beattie (Arsenal)
Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals)
Hannah Godfrey (Tottenham Hotspur)
Sophie Howard (Reading)
Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City)
Emma Mitchell (Tottenham Hotspur*)
Kirsty Smith (Manchester United)

Midfielders

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

Forwards

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

*On Loan from Arsenal Women
**On Loan from Orlando Pride

Scotland and Northern Ireland to play at Pinatar Women’s Cup

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