No Scotland participant goes to this summer season’s International Cup finals on “emotion or sentiment”, stated nationwide crew trainer Shelley Kerr after saying her squad for the event in France.
Kerr named her 23-strong celebration for Scotland’s finals debut on Wednesday.
Utah Royals defender Rachel Corsie can be captain, with Arsenal midfielder Kim Little as her deputy.
“Talking to the ladies the day past, even those decided on, there was once a couple of teary eyes,” stated Kerr.
“Jo Love were given her first cap in 2002 and 17 years later she is going to a International Cup. That is what goals are made from.
“I were given my first cap in 1989, so as to sit down right here 30 years on and pick out a squad for the International Cup, that is simply superb. And up to the avid gamers are proud, I am in reality proud.”
All 23 have been a part of the squad that drew with Chile and beat Brazil in Spain closing month, except Fiorentina striker Lana Clelland.
The one notable absentee is defender Emma Mitchell, who scored for English champions Arsenal on the weekend.
Scotland start their Workforce D marketing campaign in opposition to England in Great on nine June, earlier than dealing with Japan on 14 June and Argentina 5 days later.
Kerr’s facet host fellow qualifiers Jamaica on 28 Might at Hampden, earlier than embarking on what is going to be simplest their 2nd primary event after the 2017 Eu Championships.
Of their most up-to-date day trip, Little’s function gave the Scots a 1-Zero pleasant win over Brazil, with that victory over the sector’s 10th best possible facet adopted by way of Kerr insisting her crew weren’t “darkish horses” for the finals.
England completed 1/3 on the closing International Cup, whilst Japan have been runners-up. On the other hand, with 4 third-placed groups additionally making the closing 16, Scotland are focused on the knockout levels.
“We now have were given an skilled squad, however there may be younger avid gamers in there who are not feart of anything else,” Kerr stated. “And the Euros has been just right for making ready us for a big event.
“You’ll be able to’t simply pass to a International Cup and say you are simply there to revel in it. There may be completely for sure our precedence is getting out of the crowd degree, we all know it will be tricky however that is the goal we now have set.
“So we want to set aspirational goals and this staff of avid gamers have proven they may be able to reach that.”
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Mitchell’s absence is a marvel. Regardless of the emergence of Nicola Docherty in fresh video games, and Mitchell’s relative loss of soccer at Arsenal, lacking a 2nd primary event can be a sour blow to the full-back. However the truth Kerr can have the funds for to go away out a defender from the WSL champions tells you all you wish to have to understand concerning the bettering energy intensive on this squad.
The top trainer used 35 avid gamers all the way through the qualification marketing campaign and in my opinion known as those that didn’t make the reduce in addition to those that did. Her subsequent large name can be to select a beginning XI for the England recreation. The core of the crew – Lee Alexander, Rachel Corsie, Jen Beattie, Kim Little, Caroline Weir and Erin Cuthbert – is definitely established.
Docherty is a most likely starter at left again, whilst two of Lisa Evans, Fi Brown and Claire Emslie will almost definitely occupy the large roles. That leaves a central midfield berth – assuming Cuthbert performs up entrance – and proper again up for grabs.
The avid gamers have a bit over 3 weeks to make their case.
Goalkeepers: Lee Alexander (Glasgow Town), Jenna Fife (Hibernian), Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK)
Defenders: Chloe Arthur (Birmingham Town), Jennifer Beattie (Manchester Town), Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals), Nicola Docherty (Glasgow Town), Sophie Howard (Studying), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow Town), Joelle Murray (Hibernian), Kirsty Smith (Manchester Utd)
Midfielders: Lizzie Arnot (Manchester Utd), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow Town), Kim Little (Arsenal), Jo Love (Glasgow Town), Christie Murray (Liverpool), Caroline Weir (Manchester Town)
Forwards: Fiona Brown (FC Rosengard), Lana Clelland (Fiorentina), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Claire Emslie (Manchester Town), Lisa Evans (Arsenal), Jane Ross (West Ham Utd)