Arsenal trio among key players to return for Scotland double header

Scotland Women's head coach Shelley Kerr has been able to bring back several experienced players for their latest European Championship qualifiers.

Scotland manager Shelley Kerr during a UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier between Scotland and Albania at Tynecastle Park on October 23, 2020 (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Scotland manager Shelley Kerr during a UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier between Scotland and Albania at Tynecastle Park on October 23, 2020 (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Arsenal trio Jen Beattie, Lisa Evans and Kim Little, Aston Villa midfielder Chloe Arthur and Rosengard forward Fiona Brown are all back in the squad for the double header against Portugal and Finland.

Brown is back after recovering from a serious injury, while Beattie, Arthur and Little have not played for Scotland this year.

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Scotland, who are third in their group, face Portugal in Lisbon on November 27 before hosting Finland at Easter Road on December 1.

Full Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers: Lee Alexander (Glasgow City); Jenna Fife (Rangers); Shannon Lynn (Vittsjö GIK)

Defenders: Jenni Beattie (Arsenal); Rachael Boyle (Hibernian); Rachel Corsie (Birmingham City); Nicola Docherty (Rangers); Hannah Godfrey (Tottenham Hotspur Women); Sophie Howard (Leicester City); Emma Mitchell (Reading FC); Kirsty Smith (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa); Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City); Lisa Evans (Arsenal); Lucy Graham (Everton); Sam Kerr (Glasgow City); Kim Little (Arsenal); Christie Murray (Birmingham City); Caroline Weir (Manchester City)

Forwards: Lizzie Arnot (Rangers); Fiona Brown (Rosengard); Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC); Claire Emslie (Everton LFC); Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United); Zoe Ness (Rangers); Jane Ross (Manchester United); Martha Thomas (West Ham United).

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