Anna Signeul names her Scotland squad for Iceland friendly

Pic: Phil McCloy

Pic: Phil McCloy

Anna Signeul has named her squad for the first of two friendly matches in June. The Scotland Women’s National Team will travel to Reykjavik to face Iceland on Saturday 1st June.

Two weeks later, Scotland will travel to Essen to face world number two side, Germany.

There has been a first senior call-up for Hibernian defender Siobhan Hunter. The Scotland Under-19 captain had impressed during the recent UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship elite round.

Hunter, who had been carried off injured during the weekend’s table top clash between Glasgow City and Hiberian with strained medial ligaments, was delighted with her call-up to the senior side.

Using her official twitter account, she said: “Got picked to go to Iceland with Scotland A squad, wow what an experience, can’t believe this!! #shocked #cantbelievethis #wow.”

Signeul added: “Siobhan has showed great commitment and has worked very hard to get to where she is now. She reads the game well, she’s good in the air, in 1 v 1 situations, and strikes the ball well.

“I was very impressed with her displays during the elite round matches, particularly her attitude and commitment. It is very encouraging that we continue to see young players with the potential to progress from the youth ranks.”

Celtic duo Rhonda Jones and Suzanne Grant miss out through work commitments and a hamstring injury respectively.

Surprisingly, there is no place for Glasgow City striker Suzanne Lappin, who has scored nine goals in ten games this season.

Scotland last played Iceland in an international friendly at Cappielow on August 4th 2012, the game ended 1-1.

Full Scotland squad:

Gemma Fay (Celtic), Shannon Lynn (Chelsea), Jennifer Beattie (Arsenal), Frankie Brown (Hibernian), Hayley Lauder (Mallbackens IF), Siobhan Hunter (Hibernian), Leanne Ross (Glasgow City), Eilish McSorley (Glasgow City), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Joanne Love (Glasgow City), Emma Mitchell(SGS Essen 19/68), Joelle Murray (Hibernian), Megan Sneddon (Rangers), Lisa Evans (FFC Turbine Potsdam 71), Suzanne Malone (Glasgow City), Jane Ross (Vittsjo GIK), Emily Thomson (Celtic).


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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