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Tuesday 03 Sep 2019
Northern Ireland v Wales: Senior Women aim to bounce back after opening qualifier defeat

Our Senior Women will be looking to right the wrongs of their opening Euro 2021 qualifying defeat to Norway as they take on Wales in Newport later today.

Kenny Shiels' first game in charge ended in a 6-0 defeat to World Cup quarter-finalists Norway with the manager admitting they gifted the opposition four goals by 'trying to do things the right thing'.

The manager has brought a new approach to the side and with Norway being only his first competitive game in charge, it will take time for his team to settle into the new style.

Shiels encouraged his side after the game by telling them that they'll only improve by being brave with the ball so tonight against Wales, it is certain the manager will not change his approach.

However, Wales come into tonight's game off the back off a 6-0 away win of their own against the Faroe Islands in their opening UEFA Euro 2021 Group C Qualifier. 

A hat-trick from Reading Women's midfielder Natasha Harding helped them on their way to victory to sit joint top of Group C.

Wales come into the UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying campaign off the back of a successful 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign where they narrowly missed out on a place in France by finishing second in their group.

You can keep up to date with the game, which kicks off at 7.05pm, by following our Northern Ireland social media channels or watch the game live on the BBC Sport Website from 7pm.

Northern Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Jackie Burns, Emma Higgins, Becky Flaherty

Defenders: Julie Nelson, Ashley Hutton, Rachel Newborough, Freya Holdaway, Natalie Johnson, Yasmin White

Midfielders: Sarah McFadden, Rachel Furness, Marissa Callaghan, Chloe McCarron, Demi Vance, Kerry Montgomery, Megan Bell, Rebecca Holloway.

Strikers: Simone Magill, Lauren Wade, Rebecca McKenna.