Scotland competed at their first World Cup last year in France (PA Images)
04 March 2020

Head coach Shelley Kerr aims to make Scotland squad more competitive for Pinatar Cup games

Scotland women's head coach Shelley Kerr says she is aiming for her squad to become more competitive ahead of their Pinatar Cup campaign. 

The side face Ukraine  this evening in Murcia before they take on Iceland and Northern Ireland. 

Kerr has called up West Ham striker Martha Thomas and Glasgow City midfielder Sam Kerr in the squad, while Kim Little, Fiona Brown and Lana Clelland are out due to injury.

Kerr said: "We've looked at about 40 players. Our key philosophy here is to make the squad really competitive - it's getting harder to select our squad but also for the players to get in it.

"In a two-and-a-half-year period we had eight or nine new caps and that will probably increase after this.

"That's massive in terms of how we develop and getting a freshness and mix in the squad. We have three objectives over the three games - win, experiment tactically and give players an opportunity to get some minutes."

Scotland kick off against Ukraine at 6pm this evening, before facing Iceland on March 7 and Northern Ireland on March 10.

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