Chloe has her eye on 14th cap af­ter squad call-up De­fender in im­pres­sive form

Paisley Daily Express - - House Home - Craig Ritchie

Ersk­ine’s Chloe Arthur will re­turn to the Scot­land Women’s squad for their up­com­ing clashes against New Zealand, Switzer­land and Poland.

The de­fender, 23, will be hop­ing to add to the 13 caps that she has al­ready earned hav­ing fea­tured at last sum­mer’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships in the Nether­lands.

Arthur cur­rently plays her foot­ball south of the bor­der with Women’s Su­per League One side Bris­tol City, hav­ing joined the Vix­ens from Hiber­nian Ladies back in Jan­uary 2016.

She ex­tended her stay by sign­ing a new con­tract last sum­mer.

Arthur is joined in the Scot­land squad by skip­per Rachel Cor­sie who will re­turn from in­jury and be avail­able to play two matches against New Zealand.

The pair will also be joined by un­capped Abbi Grant who has been named in the squad.

The 22-year-old striker has been in im­pres­sive form for Glas­gow City of late and has been re­warded by Shel­ley Kerr.

The two matches against New Zealand will act as prepa­ra­tion for Scot­land as they aim to reach their first World Cup, hav­ing won their open­ing two fix­tures.

Their next com­pet­i­tive match is on Thurs­day, April 5 against Switzer­land away from home be­fore they play Poland in Scot­land five days later.

This will be the se­cond time this year the na­tional team has vis­ited Spain af­ter the team lost to Nor­way and drew with Rus­sia in Jan­uary in La Manga.

Scot­land Women’s Na­tional Team squad: Go a l k e e p e r s : L e e Alexan­der (Glas­gow City), Jenna Fife ( Hiber­nian), Shan­non Lynn ( Vittsjo GIK).

De­fend­ers: Chloe Arthur ( Bris­tol City), Jen­nifer Beat­tie ( Manch­ester City), Rachel Cor­sie ( Unat­tached), Frankie Brown ( Bris­tol City), So­phie Howard ( TSG 1899 Hof­fen­heim), Rachel McLauch­lan (Hiber­nian), Emma Mitchell (Arse­nal), Kirsty Smith (Hiber­nian).

Mid­field­ers: Leanne Crich­ton (Glas­gow City), Erin Cuth­bert (Chelsea), Hay­ley Lauder (Glas­gow City), Joanne Love (Glas­gow City), Caro­line Weir ( Liver­pool), Lucy Gra­ham (Hiber­nian).

Forwa rd s : Fi o na Brown ( FC Rosen­gård), Abbi Grant ( Glas­gow City), Claire Em­slie ( Manch­ester City), Lisa Evans (Arse­nal), Christie Mur­ray (Unat­tached), Jane Ross (Manch­ester City).

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