Ludlow recalls Dykes and Fishlock for Italy match
International
14 January 2019

Ludlow recalls Dykes and Fishlock for Italy match

UPDATE 17/01/19: Hannah Miles has replaced Ffion Morgan who has withdrawn due to injury.

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow has recalled Loren Dykes and Jess Fishlock as part of the 24-player squad to face Italy on Tuesday 22 January in Cesena.

Italy v Wales

  • KO 17:00 GMT
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena

Live stream available through FAW social media channels

Fishlock and Dykes join up with regulars Sophie Ingle, Natasha Harding and Angharad James as they continue with preparations for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. They will look to inspire some of the younger squad members, as Ludlow has named four uncapped players and eight players under the age of 21.

Despite being named in the squad for the training camp, Kayleigh Green will be suspended for the match after being sent off in the side’s goalless draw against Portugal in November. Meanwhile Hayley Ladd could win her 50th cap if she takes part.

Italy v Wales Squad Announcemnt - Jayne Ludlow reaction
Italy v Wales Squad Announcemnt - Jayne Ludlow reaction

Ludlow’s side will see the match as a tough test against an Italian side that will be taking part in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which Wales narrowly missed out on qualifying for. The sides last faced each other in March 2018 in the Cyprus Cup, where a brace for Cristiana Girelli and a late goal for Greta Adami gave the Azzurri a 3-0 win.

The match will be available to watch live through the FAW’s social media channels in conjunction with the Italian FA.

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