Wales' most capped player Jess Fishlock back in squad for trip to Italy. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Jess Fishlock Recalled By Wales For Italian Job

Jess Fishlock has been included in Jayne Ludlow’s squad for Wales’ international friendly against Italy on January 22.

Wales’ most capped player, currently on loan at Lyon from Seattle Reign, missed the November friendlies against Portugal.

Manager Ludlow has also recalled Bristol City’s Loren Dykes to the 24-strong squad after she was rested for the games against Portugal.

The match is the first of four friendly games lined up as part of their preparations for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifiers.

Wales will face the Republic of Ireland as part of warm-weather training camp in Malaga, Spain on February 28 before two games in April against the Czech Republic.

Brighton striker Kayleigh Green will be at the training camp for the game in Cezena, but will miss the match through suspension after being sent off in the 0-0 draw with the Portuguese in November.

Cardiff City Ladies trio Cori Williams, Emma Jones and Grace Harrell are among the four uncapped players with Anna Fibley of Tottenham Hotspur.

Birmingham City’s Hayley Ladd could win her 50th cap if she plays against the Italians who have qualified for this summer’s World Cup finals in France.

Wales squad: Laura O’Sullivan (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Claire Skinner (Cardiff City Women), Sophie Ingle (Chelsea FC Women), Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies), Loren Dykes (Bristol City WFC), Megan Wynne (Tottenham Hotspur LFC), Gemma Evans (Bristol City WFC), Ffion Morgan (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Nadia Lawrence (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Rhiannon Roberts (Liverpool FC Women),Charlie Estcourt (Reading FC Women), Cori Williams (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women ), Anna Filbey (Tottenham Hotspur LFC), Angharad James (Everton Ladies), Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies FC), Jess Fishlock (Lyon – on loan from Seattle Reign) Kayleigh Green (Brighton & Hove Albion WFC), Gwen Davies (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Kylie Nolan (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Ella Powell (Georgia State University), Helen Ward (Watford Ladies FC), Emma Jones (Cardiff City Ladies FC), Grace Horrell (Cardiff City Ladies FC)

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