Hibs defender among four uncapped stars included in Scotland squad

Scotland Women interim boss Stuart McLaren has included four uncapped stars among his 24-player squad for next month’s friendly fixtures.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 9:34 pm
Updated Monday, 31st May 2021, 9:46 pm
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The national team face trips to Northern Ireland and Wales on June 10 and 15 respectively as a warm up for the beginning of their World Cup 2023 qualifying campaign, and McLaren has taken the opportunity to blood a host of previously uncapped stars for the friendly ties.

After winning Hibs’ player of the season award last week, defender Leah Eddie has been rewarded for an outstanding season in the Capital.

The 20-year-old centre back has been part of both Scotland’s under-17 and 19 squad previously and has been a vital part of Dean Gibson’s Hibernian squad.

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There’s also a first call-up for Rangers player of the year Brianna Westrup. Born in California, the defender qualifies for Scotland selection via her Dundee-born parent.

Goalkeeper Eartha Cumings, who plays for Charlton Athletic in the English Women’s Championship, also completes her progression from the under-19 squad as one of three goalkeepers in the squad.

Meanwhile, a call-up for AC Milan player Christy Grimshaw marks a remarkable rise for the Kirkcaldy-born midfielder who, just seven years ago, was working as a waitress at a hotel in Stonehaven.

Full 24-player Scotland Women’s squad: Jenna Fife, Lee Alexander, Eartha Cummings, Nicola Docherty, Sophie Howard, Rachel Corsie, Leah Eddie, Rachel McLauchlan, Kirsty Smith, Brianna Westrup, Chloe Arthur, Lucy Graham, Kim Little, Christie Murray, Lisa Robertson, Caroline Weir, Lizzie Arnot, Fiona Brown, Lana Clelland, Erin Cuthbert, Claire Emslie, Christy Grimshaw, Kirsty Hanson.

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