Arsenal midfielder Kim Little will get the opportunity to net her 60th senior international goal over the course of the next month with the player having been named in Scotland boss Shelley Kerr’s squad for the nation’s upcoming UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifiers.
The Tartan Army travel to Lisbon to face Portugal on Friday 27 November before taking on Finland in Edinburgh four days’ later.
The results of those matches are likely to decide whether Scotland will be going to another major tournament finals in a little over 18 months’ time.
Scotland manager Kerr named her 27-player squad for the international double-header earlier today with Little being drafted back in following her recent injury alongside Arsenal teammates Jen Beattie and Lisa Evans.
Little has been capped by her country on 137 occasions since making her senior debut as a 16-year-old in 2007. The player has been stuck on 59 goals for her country since August 2019 when she netted five of Scotland’s goals in an 8-0 victory over Cyprus at Easter Road. The midfielder has scored an international goal in every calendar year other than 2007 and so far in the current year.
The Arsenal star is one of 17 English-based players to be named in Kerr’s squad. In defence, the Scotland boss has selected Rachel Corsie (Birmingham City), Hannah Godfrey (Tottenham Hotspur), Sophie Howard (Leicester City), Emma Mitchell (Reading) and Kirsty Smith (Manchester United) alongside Arsenal’s Beattie. In midfield, Little and club teammate Evans will be joined by Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa), Lucy Graham (Everton), Christie Murray (Birmingham City) and Caroline Weir (Manchester City). Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Claire Emslie (Everton), Martha Thomas (West Ham United), Kirsty Hanson and Jane Ross (both Manchester United) have been selected in attack.
Scotland trail group leaders Finland by four points while they also sit one point behind Portugal.