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Seven London City Lionesses selected for international duty in April

Seven London City Lionesses have been selected by their respective national teams this month, with Connie Scofield in contention to earn her senior debut for Northern Ireland and Paige Satchell returning from injury for New Zealand.


Connie Scofield, London City Lionesses (Image: Simon Lapwood)
Connie Scofield, London City Lionesses (Image: Simon Lapwood)

Here is everything you need to know about the Pride’s international representatives in April.


Northern Ireland: Connie Scofield


Subject to receiving relevant clearances from FIFA, Connie Scofield could debut for Northern Ireland in EURO Qualifiers against Malta on Friday [5 April].


The 24-year-old, who represented England as a youth international, made the switch to Northern Ireland last month, arriving in the squad right on time for the start of Tanya Oxtoby’s side’s qualification campaign.


Scofield has been in fine form for the Pride this term, appearing from the bench in the team’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Sunday [31 March].


"Every camp there seems to be new faces in, whether that is staff or players,” said Oxtoby. “It keeps everyone on their toes. We've said all along that the door is open for everybody, and the players that are coming in have performed."


  • Friday, 5 April (7pm) .vs. Malta at Windsor Park – BBC Sport Northern Ireland

  • Tuesday, 9 April (3:30pm) .vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina – BBC Sport Northern Ireland


Wales: Lois Joel


After earning her international debut in February, Lois Joel remains in Rhian Wilkinson’s squad as Wales prepare to take on Croatia and Kosovo in EURO Qualifying.


Joel appeared as a second-half substitute in the Dragons’ 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland last time out and hopes to build on her strong domestic form on the international stage.


  • Friday, 5 April (7:15pm) .vs. Croatia at Cae Ras – BBC Sport Wales

  • Tuesday, 9 April (1pm) .vs. Kosovo at Zahir Pajaziti Stadium – BBC Sport Wales


Finland: Lotta Lindström


With three goals in four appearances for London City, Lotta Lindström is flying high and could be called upon in crunch qualifying matches against Norway and Italy.


The 19-year-old has already scored with her left foot, right foot, and head in London City colours, putting her on course to build on her pair of appearances for the Boreal Owls.


Finland have won four of their last five games, drawing 2-2 with Slovakia in December last year.


  • Friday, 5 April (5pm) .vs. Norway at Ullevaal Stadion

  • Tuesday, 9 April (5:15pm) .vs. Italy at Helsinki Olympic Stadium


Republic of Ireland: Grace Moloney, Megan Campbell, Ruesha Littlejohn


Eileen Gleeson will once again call upon three London City Lionesses, with Grace Moloney, Megan Campbell, and Ruesha Littlejohn selected for the Republic of Ireland’s EURO Qualifiers against France and England.


Campbell, Littlejohn, and Moloney are all regulars at club level, with Littlejohn likely to tally the most game time while on international assignment.


  • Friday, 5 April (9:10pm) .vs. France at Stade Saint-Symphorien

  • Tuesday, 9 April (7:30pm) .vs. England at Aviva Stadium (ITV1)


New Zealand: Paige Satchell


Paige Satchell is set to feature for New Zealand for the first time since December 2023, returning from the hamstring injury that kept her out of action at the turn of the year.


The Football Ferns face Thailand in a pair of exhibition matches.


  • Saturday, 6 April (3am) .vs. Thailand at Orangetheory Stadium

  • Tuesday, 9 April (8am) .vs. Thailand at Orangetheory Stadium


The Pride return to Princes Park for the season finale on Sunday, 28 April. Show your support for Remi Allen's side by securing your tickets today.



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