Small included for two January challenge matches

Women’s International Challenge Matches
Scotland v Norway                    
La Manga Club, La Manga        
Friday, 19 January 2018, 5pm (UK time)    

Scotland v Russia
Pinatar Football Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar
Monday, 22 January 2018, 2pm (UK time)

Head coach Shelley Kerr has named her first squad of the year for a training camp including matches against Norway and Russia in Spain, making three changes from her last squad.

Rachael Small has been reintroduced having missed out on Scotland’s last two qualifiers.

She was part of Hibernian’s SSE Scottish Women's Cup winning squad last year and replaces Lucy Graham.

Abigail Harrison is also in line for her first cap having been included after Lana Clelland had to withdraw from the original squad.

Rachel Corsie was a late call-off with a knee injury and has been replaced by Hibernian defender Rachel McLauchlan.

Jo Love will deputise as captain for the first time.

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

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

Scotland have recently moved into the top 10 of the European rankings for the first time, rising from 11th to eighth place.

Scotland Women’s National Team head coach Shelley Kerr said: “2018 is massive year for Scottish women’s football as we aim to reach our first World Cup and we need to prepare well for our qualification matches.

“Being away with the squad allows us some more time to be together as a squad and test ourselves against a good standard of opposition.

“We’re happy with how the squad has been shaping up recently and have kept consistency within the group for our first camp of the year.”

Scotland Women's National Team Squad


Lee Alexander (Glasgow City) 3 caps    
Jenna Fife (Hibernian) 0 caps
Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK) 24 caps


Chloe Arthur (Bristol City) 12 caps
Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City) 108 caps
Frankie Brown (Bristol City) 91 caps
Sophie Howard (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) 4 caps
Rachel McLauchlan (Hibernian) 5 caps
Emma Mitchell (Arsenal) 52 caps
Joelle Murray (Hibernian) 45 caps
Kirsty Smith (Hibernian) 25 caps


Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City) 57 caps
Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea) 14 caps
Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City) 88 caps
Joanne Love (Glasgow City) 182 caps
Rachael Small (Hibernian) 29 caps
Caroline Weir (Liverpool) 44 caps
Fiona Brown (FC Rosengård) 24 caps
Claire Emslie (Manchester City) 5 caps
Lisa Evans (Arsenal) 66 caps   
Abigail Harrison (Hibernian) 0 caps                
Christie Murray (-) 49 caps
Jane Ross (Manchester City) 110 caps

Last updated 14 January, 2018