Anna Signeul says she’s not afraid to mix things up when the Women’s side compete in the 2015 Cyprus Cup next month.

Scotland kick-off their campaign in Nicosia against Canada on Wednesday 4th March – followed by games against Italy and the Republic of Korea in Larnaca.

Head coach Signeul says all three Group A sides offer varying challenges to her Scotland team, giving her the opportunity to try a new approach.

She said: "We want to put a higher demand on the players, cover more ground and be more creative.

“Going away from the 442 formation and trying to play a 4231 system, I’d like to see that start working. It’s a chance to see new players and try out different things.”

The Swedish coach was speaking after signing a new two-year deal that will take her past her 10-year anniversary as Scotland coach next month. She is now the longest serving manager in Scottish football.

Group A opponents
The Scotland women’s team have come up against all three Cyprus Cup opponents during Signeul’s tenure and the Swede is expecting some interesting challenges.

She added: "It will be tough. Against opponents like this a lot will be about defending.

"Canada are preparing for a World Cup and they have seen a huge investment. They’ve been together for almost a year and we know they’re a very good team and a very strong team. Very direct.

"Italy are more defensive minded. Good organisation with counter attacks from good attacking players. That game will also be physically demanding.

"And South Korea are very technical and fast. They’re three different and interesting games - so it's good learning for the players.”