Trio return for Scotland Women double-header

Fiona Brown is back in the Scotland squad
Fiona Brown is back in the Scotland squad. (Kara Thomas / SPP)

Head coach Pedro Martinez Losa has named his squad for Scotland’s upcoming double header against Netherlands and the Faroe Islands.

Scotland visit the Dutch for a friendly at FC Zwolle on Friday 2 September (7pm), before a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier away to the Faroe Islands on Tuesday 6 September at 6pm.

Emma Mitchell, Fiona Brown and Rachel McLauchlan are all back in the squad, although Christy Grimshaw and Jane Ross miss out through injury.

Losa told Rachel was part of our plans at the beginning and then picked up an injury that required a bit of time and patience. We were hopeful of having her back involved in June, but it was still a bit too soon. We didn’t want her to have a relapse. She’s back at a good level with Rangers and we have no doubts about what she can bring to Scotland. She’s an important player in the dressing room and on the pitch.

“We think the same about Fiona, who was also disrupted by injury. She has experience, offers versatility and is the competitive type that I like. We think she can also be an important player for us.

“Emma I know very well. It’s a position we don’t have a lot of cover in. Nicola Docherty has done very, very well for us, but you need depth at this level. She’s another competitor, a warrior and that’s what we’ll need for the [World Cup] play-offs.

Scotland squad

Eartha Cumings – Liverpool
Jenna Fife – Rangers
Lee Gibson – Glasgow City
Jen Beattie – Arsenal
Jenna Clark – Glasgow City
Kelly Clark – Celtic
Rachel Corsie – Aston Villa
Nicola Docherty – Rangers
Sophie Howard – Leicester City
Rachel McLauchlan – Rangers
Emma Mitchell – Reading
Chloe Arthur – Crystal Palace
Lisa Evans – West Ham United
Lucy Graham – Everton
Sam Kerr – Rangers
Christie Murray – Birmingham City
Caroline Weir – Real Madrid
Fiona Brown – FC Rosengard
Lana Clelland – Sassuolo
Erin Cuthbert – Chelsea
Claire Emslie – Angel City
Abi Harrison – Bristol City
Martha Thomas – Manchester United

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