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Northern Ireland girls to take on Scotland at Inver

Alfie Wylie has said his Northern Ireland women’s under-19 side are relishing their test against Scotland at Inver Park on Thursday (12noon).

Wylie’s young stars are currently putting the finishing touches to their preparations for a four-team tournament, beginning at the end of September.

Part of that will be Thursday’s friendly at Inver Park, and head coach Wylie said his team are excited for the challenge.

“We trying to get the underage teams around the country at this moment in time,” he said.

“We want them to experience different environments and take them to different parts of the country.

“For this game we have some players out, but that means opportunities for others to come in and stake their claim.

“This is our last game to prepare before the before under-19 tournament being held in Northern Ireland, involving ourselves, Norway, Wales and Moldova.

“There are a few girls involved from East Antrim area, and it’s a big deal especially for Rachel McLaren, who is from Larne. So we’re looking forward to it.

Wylie is particularly looking forward to having the use of Inver Park for the game.

“Larne are very progressive club and have very good facilities, as a Premiership ground,” he added.

“We’re very glad to be able to play the game at Inver and maybe it can be the start of more high profile games held there.

“For International matches it is important to have a good environment for everyone involved, and Inver Park provides that for us.”

The game kicks off at 12noon on Thursday and admission is free.

Photo: irishfa.com

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