#WEURO2021 Qualifiers: Wales Women’s squad named for Belarus trip

Rachel Rowe returns to Wales squad after injury
Rachel Rowe returns to the Wales squad after injury. (PA Images)

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has named a 20-player squad to face Belarus in their third qualifying group match for the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championship.

Ludlow welcomes back midfielder Rachel Rowe and defender Nadia Lawrence who have been out with injuries. Meanwhile Georgia Walters will be looking to earn her first cap after impressing this season for Tranmere Rovers, reports faw.cymru.

The game on Tuesday 8 October kicks off at 5pm at the Borisov Arena in Barysaw.

Wales are unbeaten in their qualifying round group after a 6-0 win over the Faroe Islands and a 2-2 draw against Northern Ireland last month. Belarus have played one game in the group so far, also beating the Faroe Islands 6-0.

The two sides last faced each other back in 2014 in Minsk. Wales took the three points in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying round match with Natasha Harding scoring a hat trick in a 3-0 win.

Wales squad:

Laura O’Sullivan (Cardiff City LFC), Claire Skinner (Cardiff City LFC), Sophie Ingle (Chelsea), Hayley Ladd (Manchester United), Loren Dykes (Bristol City), Gemma Evans (Bristol City), Rhiannon Roberts (Liverpool), Charlie Estcourt (Charlton Athletic- on loan from Reading), Anna Filbey (Tottenham Hotspur), Angharad James (Reading), Elise Hughes (Everton), Rachel Rowe (Reading), Natasha Harding (Reading), Emma Jones (Lewes), Megan Wynne (Tottenham Hotspur), Helen Ward (Watford), Kayleigh Green (Brighton & Hove Albion), Josie Green (Tottenham Hotspur), Nadia Lawrence (Cardiff City LFC), Georgia Walters (Tranmere Rovers)

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