Northern Eire v Montenegro: Rahcel Dugdale, Kelsie Burrows & Lauren Perry return


Studying defender Rachel Dugdale received her final Northern Eire cap in 2019

Northern Eire supervisor Tanya Oxtoby says she is “actually excited” to work with the returning Lauren Perry and Rachel Dugdale earlier than the Nations League play-off with Montenegro.

Studying defender Dugdale received her final cap in 2019 whereas Montrose goalkeeper Perry final performed for NI in 2018.

Defender Kelsie Burrows additionally returns as Abbie Magee, Rachel McLaren and goalkeeper Rachael Norney make means.

Document goalscorer Rachel Furness stays out by damage.

Oxtoby’s aspect go to Montenegro on 23 February earlier than the house leg at Windsor Park 4 days later.

Northern Eire can be trying to retain their place in League B after ending third of their group behind the Republic of Eire and Hungary.

Montenegro completed second in League C3 behind Azerbaijan to succeed in the play-off.

Studying defender Dugdale, nee Newborough, received the final of her 24 caps in Euro 2022 qualifying whereas Cliftonville’s Burrows returns to the squad after lacking December’s matches by work commitments.

Perry, who has recovered from two ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligaments, made her debut as a 16-year-old and has earned 5 caps.

The 22-year-old joined Montrose from SWPL rivals Dundee United in the summertime window and can present competitors to Crusaders’ Maddy Harvey-Clifford and Wolves’ Shannon Turner.

Lauren Perry in Northern Ireland training
Lauren Perry received her final Northern Eire cap in 2018

Studying goalkeeper Jackie Burns, who has been Northern Eire’s primary in latest campaigns, has returned to coaching following a critical Achilles damage sustained in April however the play-off comes too quickly into her restoration.

“Lauren has been doing a implausible job for her membership, as has Rachel, so they’re two gamers we’ve been monitoring over the previous six-to-eight weeks,” Oxtoby added.

“I am actually excited to see them in as a part of the group and see how they go.

“I can solely think about the difficulties she has gone by with these accidents and credit score to her, she has fought her means again. She is in actually good kind and we need to reward that.

“We need to convey her in and see the place she is at compared to the group. It is the identical with Rachel, she has had a very robust time with accidents as properly so credit score to each of them for preventing their means again to good kind and constant performances.

“She has been on my radar the entire time, since she got here in. The consistencies of her performances for her have actually stood out, so I am actually excited to get her in with the group to see how she goes.”

Furness to proceed teaching

Bristol Metropolis midfielder Furness, who missed December’s video games towards Albania and the Republic of Eire with a hamstring damage, stays out however is about to hyperlink up with the group to assist coach the Underneath-19s.

The 37-year-old just lately accomplished her Uefa B Licence and Oxtoby mentioned senior gamers taking a look at life after their careers on the pitch come to an finish is basically vital.

“Furney is coming alongside, most likely not on the tempo she would really like. She is a tearaway so she needs to be on the pitch ASAP,” Oxtoby added.

“She is progressing properly and she is going to hopefully be with the Underneath-19s once more, supporting from a training factors of view which is one thing that’s implausible for our youthful gamers, and likewise nice for her improvement as properly.

“We’ll hopefully have her again with the seniors actually quickly.

“For all of our gamers it’s about supporting them off the pitch, whether or not that’s inside soccer or outdoors of soccer.

“In the event that they need to create some alternative for expertise, we’re up for that. We will not play eternally, so ensuring we help these transitions, for me personally, is basically vital.”

Northern Eire squad

Goalkeepers: Shannon Turner (Wolverhampton Wanderers Girls), Maddy Harvey-Clifford (Crusaders Strikers), Lauren Perry (Montrose Girls).

Defenders: Rebecca Holloway (Birmingham Metropolis) Ellie Mason (Birmingham Metropolis), Sarah McFadden (Durham), Rebecca McKenna (Charlton Athletic), Laura Rafferty (Southampton), Demi Vance (Glentoran), Kelsie Burrows (Cliftonville), Rachel Dugdale (Studying).

Midfielders: Joely Andrews (Glentoran) Nadene Caldwell (Glentoran), Chloe McCarron (Glentoran), Megan Bell (Hearts, on mortgage from Rangers), Marissa Callaghan (Cliftonville), Caragh Hamilton (Lewes).

Forwards: Kerry Beattie (Glentoran), Emily Wilson (Glentoran), Simone Magill (Aston Villa), Lauren Wade (Studying), Danielle Maxwell (Blackburn Rovers), Keri Halliday (Linfield).


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