FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier
Ukraine v Scotland
Stadion Miejski, Rzeszow (Poland)
Friday, 24 June (7.15pm kick-off, UK time)

Scotland can take a big step towards sealing a World Cup play-off place with a positive result against Ukraine in Poland on Friday night.

The match, which was originally scheduled for April, is the second-last in Group B for the Scots, with a trip to the Faroe Islands to come in September.

Team news

Glasgow City goalkeeper Erin Clachers won a late call-up, with Rangers shot-stopper Jenna Fife forced to drop out.

It’s Clachers’ first involvement with the senior squad.

Other than Fife, everyone else took part in a light training session at the Stadion Miejski on Thursday night.

Pre-match thoughts

Head Coach Pedro Martinez Losa is pleased with what he’s seen from the group – with the majority taking part in a mini training camp at Oriam prior to the formal get-together.

He said: “This group is evolving and improving all the time. I believe they feel like we can play at the highest level.

“The application, attitude and energy has been fantastic in training. Obviously, you don’t really know how they will respond until the match kicks off, but they’ve done everything they possibly could for the staff in the build-up.”

Securing a play-off place is in Scotland’s hands, and he’s confident the players will be able to handle the occasion, with a sizeable crowd expected on the night.

He added: “The situation is in our hands and that’s where you want to be. Not relying on others.

“A positive result against Ukraine takes us one step closer and that’s all we’re thinking about.”

The two teams met at Hampden back in October, with Abi Harrison heading in an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time.

“We would expect to face a side that has developed more into the principles and identity of the coach. A team that has improved.

“We learned also about the two sides of football. It was a draw and one group was considering we were unlucky. The other considering the opposite, so there’s always two stories to a game.

“We thought we deserved it more but it was also up to us to make it happen. We were lucky to score the goal at the end but I think we deserved it from what we put into the game and it should have been enough to win.

“I think we have to be more clinical in the final third. We also have to keep our concentration when games are close and not make defensive mistakes.”

Where can I watch?

The match will be shown live on BBC ALBA, while you can keep up to date with the latest from the squad on our social media channels.