#WEURO2021: Wales Women’s squad for final friendly before qualifiers

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has named a 20-player squad to face New Zealand on Tuesday 4 June, the side’s final match before the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualification campaign gets underway.

WALES V NEW ZEALAND
Tuesday 4 June 19:00
Leckwith Stadium, Cardiff
Tickets available here

Faw.cymru reports that Ludlow has made five changes to the side that played out a goalless draw against the Czech Republic in April. Key players Jess Fishlock and Angharad James are being rested after an intense season for both club and country which gives opportunity to several of the squad’s younger players.

Georgia Evans returns to Wales duty for the first time since 2017 while Ludlow has also selected the uncapped Lily Woodham. The defender started in all three of the U19s’ 2019 European qualifying round matches last October.

The match will be taking place at Leckwith Stadium in Cardiff with the hopes of again surpassing the 2,168-attendance record for a friendly match set in April’s match against the Czech Republic. Ludlow’s side will be facing a strong New Zealand side who will be competing in this year’s Women’s World Cup which kicks off three days after the match.

Wales Squad:

Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City LFC), Olivia CLARK (Nettleham), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Hayley LADD (Birmingham City), Loren DYKES (Bristol City), Gemma EVANS (Bristol City), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Liverpool), Lily WOODHAM (Reading), Natasha HARDING (Reading), Chloe LLOYD (Cardiff City LFC), Anna FILBEY (Tottenham Hotspur), Kylie NOLAN (Cardiff City LFC), Charlie ESTCOURT (Reading), Elise HUGHES (Everton), Emma JONES (Cardiff City LFC), Megan WYNNE (Tottenham Hotspur), Helen WARD (Watford), Kayleigh GREEN (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ella POWELL (Georgia State University), Georgia EVANS (Yeovil Town)