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Scotland head coach Anna Signeul will step down after this summer's Euro 2017 finals to take charge of Finland.Signeul, who has managed the Scots since 2005, has led the national side to their first-ever major competition.The Swede said she had enjoyed "12 great years" at the helm, adding that Scotland would "always hold a very special place in my heart".(BBC Sportwww.bbc.com/sport/football/38651331)Anna Signeul (pic: Anders Henrikson)
"When she came to this country the top women's teams trained twice a week," Fay explained. "I remember one of the first times she sat down with the clubs she said: 'You can continue to do this, but you're not going to get anywhere.'"She took the coaches on a club visit to Sweden. I was a development officer at the time and I went as well. All of a sudden light bulbs started to switch on."(BBC Sportwww.bbc.com/sport/football/38657757)
Compared to Scotland's last match against the Netherlands which ended in a 7-0 thrashing, there are far more positives for Scotland's Head Coach Anna Signeul to take from this game. There were signs of defensive rustiness during the game, but a lot of that will be down to the fact that the Scotland players are about one or two months away from the domestic season kicking off.(Vavelvavel.com/en/football/womens-football/745044-scotlands-youngsters-nearly-find-a-win-scotland-2-2-denmark.html)
Following a good spell of Scotland pressure, the influential Little converted from the spot in the 76th minute after a handball.Head coach Anna Signeul made six changes to Friday's starting XI.Shannon Lynn replaced Gemma Fay in goal, with the Scotland captain due to have an MRI scan in Edinburgh on Wednesday after injuring her left ankle in the first game.Starts were also given to Rachel Corsie, Jo Love, Lisa Evans, Lizzie Arnot and Erin Cuthbert, while Denmark made five changes.The game had barely started before Scotland were behind. A corner from the right was deflected past Lynn by right-back Brown. It was a dreadful goal to lose and it set the tone for the first half.
Goalkeepers: Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo), Lee Alexander (Glasgow City).Defenders: Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City), Frankie Brown (Bristol City), Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign), Ifeoma Dieke (Vittsjo), Emma Mitchell (Arsenal), Joelle Murray (Hibernian).Midfielders: Leanne Crichton (Notts County), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Lisa Evans (Bayern Munich), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Joanne Love (Glasgow City), Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Leanne Ross (Glasgow City), Caroline Weir (Liverpool).Forwards: Lizzie Arnot (Hibernian), Fiona Brown (Eskilstuna United), Lana Clelland (Tavagnacco), Jane Ross (Manchester City)
Around half of the squad are expected to benefit from the scheme, including [Hibernian midfielder Joelle Murray and Glasgow City midfielder Leanne Ross], Megan Cunningham, Nicola Docherty, Gemma Fay, Lucy Graham, Hayley Lauder and Jo Love.(Scottish FA)
SWPL 1Aberdeen v Spartans (Heathryford Park)Hamilton Academical v Celtic (Hamilton Academical FC)Glasgow City v Stirling University (Airdrie FC)Rangers v Hibernian (New Tinto Park)SWPL 2Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale v Glasgow Girls (Peffermill)Forfar Farmington v East Fife (Forfar Athletic FC)Hearts v Buchan Ladies (Kings Park)Motherwell v Jeanfield Swifts (Mothewell FC)
Centre back Vaila Barsley, aged 29, was born in England and her mother is Scottish. Playing in Sweden for Eskilstuna United, she is teammates with Fiona Brown and has played for England U-17s in the past.23-year-old Sophie Howard plays for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and the German-born defender is eligible for Scotland through her Scottish grandfather.(She Kicks/Scottish FA)
The action continued in the SWPL programme on Easter Sunday, highlights still to come.