Alfie Wylie has named a 20-strong Northern Ireland’s Women’s U19s panel for two international friendlies in Cyprus.
The Northern Ireland National Women’s Manager has largely opted for established players for the games against Slovakia on Sunday (10 February) and Cyprus next Tuesday (12 February).
However, there is one new face in Wylie’s squad, San Diego Surf midfielder Ruby McFarland, who joins her older sister Leyla (East Lake) in the panel.
The WU19s are playing the two friendly international matches as part of their preparations for a WU19 Euros elite round in April where they are due to come up against hosts Norway, Denmark and Ukraine.
Through the elite round this spring seven countries will qualify to join hosts Scotland in the WU19 Euros finals from 16 to 28 July.
Northern Ireland WU19 squad for friendlies in Cyprus:
Goalkeepers – Maddie Clifford (Crusaders), Anna McCleary (Cliftonville);
Defenders – Yasmin White (Glentoran), Kelsie Burrows (Linfield), Naomi Donnan (Linfield), Leah McGonagle (Derry City), Niamh Ruddy (Portadown), Bronagh McGuinness (Derry City);
Midfielders – Megan Bell (Linfield), Abbie Magee (Linfield), Ruby McFarland (San Diego Surf), Rebecca McKenna (Linfield), Alexandra Collighan (Portsmouth Ladies), Leyla McFarland (East Lake), Louise McDaniel (Linfield), Leah McDaid (Derry City);
Forwards – Kaia Deane (Northwest United), Ebony Leckey (Sion Mills Swifts), Kaitlyn Canavan (Celtic), Khloe Cooper (Bradford Ladies).