Chloe Arthur of Aston Villa and Chloe McCarron of Birmingham City Aston Villa Women v Birmingham City Women FA WSL football match, Villa Park, Birmingham, UK - 14 Nov 2020 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

‘She’s going to be a star’ – Northern Ireland captain hails Birmingham City’s McCarron

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan believes that national team colleague and Birmingham City midfielder Chloe McCarron will become a star with the more games that she plays.

McCarron could collect her 13th senior international cap for The Green and Whites when Northern Ireland face England in an international friendly fixture at St George’s Park tomorrow afternoon.

Ahead of the match, FAWSL Full-Time have been speaking with Northern Ireland captain Callaghan who told us that teammate McCarron will flourish with each minute of game time that she gets under her belt.

“Chloe is enjoying it at Birmingham” said Callaghan. “She got a start against Everton which was great to see because I know that she wasn’t getting much game time.

“She is just waiting patiently for her time and I know that once she gets more game time and more international games, she is going to be a star.”

Callaghan went on to discuss McCarron’s impact in the Northern Irish team. She said that the youngster is a valued member of the squad who is thriving under the current playing system implemented by head coach Kenny Shiels.

“Chloe is our playmaker and she is an outstanding player” added Callaghan. “She is a really good girl to have around.

“Chloe only had a few caps before Kenny came in and because of his playing style, it has actually improved her and really got the best out of her whereas before, the style didn’t really suit the type of player that she is.”

Northern Ireland face England at St George’s Park tomorrow afternoon. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm and will be broadcast live on the BBC Red Button and on the BBC iPlayer.

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