Pauline Hammill has announced Scotland’s Under-17 squad ahead of the 2017 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Elite Round. The games will be played in Serbia between the 10th and 19th March 2017.
The Elite Round is the final stage of qualification for the tournament that will be held in the Czech Republic this May, and Scotland will most likely have to win their group to qualify with the six group winners and the best-placed runner-up will reach the tournament.
In the Qualifying Round, Scotland finished second in their group, finishing behind France with Abby Callaghan and Morgan Cross their top scorers with three goals. This saw Scotland ranked as Third Seeds in the Elite Round.
Scotland will play Republic of Ireland (First Seeds), Hungary (Second Seeds) and Serbia (Fourth Seeds) and they will feel quietly confident that they can win their group. Ireland won their group, winning all three games and scoring 12 goals whilst conceding just one. Carla McManus was their top scorer with five goals. Hungary finished second behind Poland in their group on seven points, only missing out on winning their group on goal difference. Serbia hosted their Qualifying Group and finished second, picking up four points – scoring just twice but also only conceding two goals.
Goalkeepers: Jade Baillie (Celtic), Kiera Gibson (Celtic)
Defenders: Georgia Adderley (Spartans), Nicole Cameron (Celtic), Jenna Clark (Rangers), Leah Eddie (Central Girls), Kirsten Laing (Hibernian Development), Jemma Marriott (Rangers), Sara McWhirter (Motherwell)
Midfielders: Michaela McAlonie (Hearts), Kalea McDonald-Nguah (Celtic), Kirstie McIntosh (Central Girls Academy), Amy Muir (Rangers), Jamie-Lee Napier (Celtic), Elena Santoyo-Brown (Boroughmuir Thistle)
Forwards: Morgan Cross (Central Girls), Lauren Davidson (Glasgow City), Naomi Welch (Central Girls)