Cymru Squad Announced for 2023 Pinatar Cup

Gemma Grainger has announced her Cymru squad for the 2023 Pinatar Cup in Spain.

Grainger has selected a 27-player squad for Cymru’s first camp of the year as her side look to build on their strong 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

Sheffield United goalkeeper Bethan Davies has received her first call up to the squad. Davies will join up with the team halfway through the tournament while fellow goalkeeper Safia Middleton-Patel will leave the camp early to join up with Cymru WU19 for their mini-tournament in Portugal.

Defender Gemma Evans could celebrate a milestone 50th appearance in Spain if she features in two games in the tournament.

This will be the second time Cymru compete in the competition following their first appearance last year. Grainger’s side will be taking on the Philippines (19:30 GMT Wednesday 15 February), Iceland (19:30 GMT Saturday 18 February) and Scotland (14:05 GMT Tuesday 21 February) at the Pinatar Arena. Entry for the matches is ticketless and free of charge.

The matches will be shown live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Cymru: Laura O’SULLIVAN (Cardiff City Ladies), Olivia CLARK (Bristol City), Safia MIDDLETON-PATEL (Manchester United), Bethan Davies (Sheffield United), Rhiannon ROBERTS (Liverpool), Charlie ESTCOURT (Birmingham City), Hayley LADD (Manchester United), Josie GREEN (Leicester City), Gemma EVANS (Reading), Lily WOODHAM (Reading), Esther MORGAN (Sunderland – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Sophie INGLE (Chelsea), Anna FILBEY (Crystal Palace), Angharad JAMES (Tottenham Hotspur), Jess FISHLOCK (OL Reign), Ceri HOLLAND (Liverpool), Megan WYNNE (Southampton), Kayleigh GREEN (Brighton & Hove Albion), Helen WARD (Watford), Elise HUGHES (Crystal Palace), Georgia WALTERS (Sheffield United), Carrie JONES (Leicester City – on loan from Manchester United), Hannah CAIN (Leicester City), Rachel ROWE (Reading), Ella POWELL (Bristol City), Alice GRIFFITHS (Southampton), Maria FRANCIS-JONES (Sheffield United – on loan from Manchester City).

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