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Martha Thomas: West Ham striker earns first Scotland call-up


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Martha Thomas: West Ham striker earns first Scotland call-up

Martha Thomas signed for West Ham from Le Havre this summerWest Ham United’s Martha Thomas is a “huge asset” to Scotland Women, says manager Shelley Kerr, after handing the striker a first call-up.The Dorset-born 23-year-old qualifies for England and United States but is in the 23-strong squad for the Euro 2021 qualifier in Albania on…

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Martha Thomas

Martha Thomas signed for West Ham from Le Havre this summertime

West Ham United’s Martha Thomas is a “big property” to Scotland Women, states supervisor Shelley Kerr, after handing the striker a first call-up.

The Dorset-born 23- year-old qualifies for England and United States but remains in the 23- strong squad for the Euro 2021 qualifier in Albania on 8 November.

Toolbox full-back Emma Mitchell, who was neglected of the team for this summertime’s World Cup finals, is recalled.

Mitchell recently opened about her battle with psychological health problems.

” We had been tracking Martha for two years,” Kerr stated. “She has made the decision and I wished to give her time.

” She entered the last training school and did really well. She is skilful, quick over a few lawns and a predator in package.”

Toolbox team-mate Lisa Evans is back among the strikers in the team as Rosengard’s Fiona Brown, Bristol City’s Abi Harrison and Zoe Ness, who has actually just joined Lewes, drop out.

Liverpool’s Christie Murray is back from injury, while fellow midfielder Rachael Boyle, of Hibernian, is remembered.

Glasgow City midfielder Sam Kerr drops out in addition to team-mate Nicola Docherty and fellow protectors Joelle Murray, of Hibs, and Kirsty Smith of Manchester United.

Thomas, whose family relocated to Florida when she was 6 and has represented USA at under-23 level, signed for West Ham this summer season after a season with Le Havre, having actually invested the previous 3 years with Charlotte 49 ers.

Scotland started their Euro 2021 project with an 8-0 hammering of Cyprus at Easter Roadway in August.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Lee Alexander (Glasgow City), Jenna Fife (Hibernian), Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo).

Defenders: Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City), Jennifer Beattie (Toolbox), Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals), Sophie Howard (Reading), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Rachel McLauchlan (Glasgow City), Emma Mitchell (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Lizzie Arnot (Manchester United), Rachael Boyle (Hibernian), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City), Lucy Graham (Everton), Kim Little (Arsenal), Christie Murray (Liverpool), Caroline Weir (Manchester City).

Forwards: Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Claire Emslie (Orlando Pride), Lisa Evans (Toolbox), Abbi Grant (Birmingham City), Jane Ross (Manchester United), Martha Thomas (West Ham United).

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