Wales' most capped player, Jess Fishlock, will add to her 117 cap tally in the Euro qualifiers. Pic: Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Jayne Ludlow Says Wales Have Right Gameplans For Euro Qualifiers

Jayne Ludlow says Wales will cope with her gameplans for the vastly-different European Women’s Championship qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Norway.

Wales entertain group minnows the Faroe Islands on October 22 before the visit of Noway who have won all four of their games so far five days later.

But Ludlow is confident her side can get decent results in both after naming a squad of 26 for both games.

“These are two very different opponents and we have prepped two completely different gameplans, which I am sure the girls will cope fine with,” said Ludlow.

Jayne Ludlow’s side will face the top and bottom of Group C in space of five days. Pic: Kunjan Malde/FAW

“They are two games I believe we can get decent results in. In terms of availability of players, it has been a good selection process for us.”

Jess Fishlock is set to extend her Wales cap record of 117 while skipper Sophie Ingle, who hit the century mark last time out in the 1-0 defeat in Norway, is also included.

Wales’ other centurion, Loren Dykes, is unavailable due to personal reasons while Bristol City striker Megan Wynne’s long-term knee injury also sees her miss out.

Seven uncapped players are in the squad while there are two changes in the goalkeeping ranks.

Coventry United’s Olivia Clark returns for international duty while 18-year old Brighton stopper Josie Longhurst gets her first senior call-up.

Georgia Walters, Chloe Williams, Beth McGowan, Poppy Soper and Reading’s Lily Woodham could also get their first senior cap.

The Faroe Islands visit Rodney Parade on Thursday before Wales entertain Group C leaders Norway in a game that has now been switched to Cardiff City Stadium.

Ludlow’s side are second in the group four points behind Norway which would be good enough for a play-offs spot.

Wales squad: Laura O’Sullivan, Olivia Clark, Poppy Soper, Jess Fishlock, Sophie Ingle, Hayley Ladd, Gemma Evans, Rhiannon Roberts, Anna Filbey, Angharad James, Nadia Lawrence, Rachel Rowe, Natasha Harding, Elise Hughes, Helen Ward, Kayleigh Green, Josie Green, Charlie Estcourt, Lily Woodham, Maria Francis-Jones, Kyle Nolan, Carrie Jones, Georgia Walters, Chloe Williams, Josie Longhurst, Bethan McGowan.

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