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Cymru squad announced for Ukraine double header

(Pic by Ashley Crowden/FAW)

Rhian Wilkinson has announced her 26-player squad as Cymru look to build on an impressive start in their UEFA EURO 2025 qualifying campaign with two matches against Ukraine.

Carrie Jones and Safia Middleton-Patel return to the squad after missing the April matches due to injury and four uncapped players have been selected; Poppy Soper, Ellen Jones, Olivia Francis and Tianna Teisar. Wilkinson has an almost full-strength squad available to select from including centurions Jess Fishlock, Sophie Ingle and Angharad James, but Elise Hughes is unavailable after picking up an ACL injury in the penultimate game of the season for her club Crystal Palace.

After a strong start to the campaign with a 4-0 win against Croatian and a 6-0 win in Podujevo against Kosovo, Wilkinson will be hoping to build on those results when they face Ukraine in Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli (Friday 31 May) and again on Tuesday 4 June in the Stadion Respect Energy near Poznan in Poland.

Tickets for the match in Llanelli (KO 7:15pm) are available to purchase on the FAW ticketing website, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children, with discounts available for Red Wall members.

Cymru: Olivia CLARK (Bristol City), Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Safia MIDDLETON-PATEL (Watford- On loan from Manchester United), Poppy SOPER (Ipswich Town- On loan from Charlton Athletic), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Real Betis), Charlie ESTCOURT (Reading), Josie GREEN (Leicester City), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Gemma EVANS (Manchester United), Mayzee DAVIES (Manchester United), Lily WOODHAM (Seattle Reign), Ella POWELL (Bristol City), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Alice GRIFFITHS (Southampton), Angharad JAMES (Seattle Reign), Lois JOEL (London City Lionesses), Rachel ROWE (Rangers), Carrie JONES (Bristol City), Ffion MORGAN (Bristol City), Jess FISHLOCK (Seattle Reign), Ceri HOLLAND (Liverpool), Ellen JONES (Sunderland), Kayleigh BARTON (Charlton Athletic), Mary MCATEER (Sunderland), Olivia FRANCIS (Manchester United), Tianna TEISAR (Cardiff City Ladies- On loan from Bristol City).