Andy Wicks was at Australia’s training session today in Surrey as Tony Gustavsson’s team prepare to take on Scotland at AFC Wimbledon on Good Friday (4/4/23).
Above: Amy Sayer (left) and Matilda McNamara, who were today added to the Matildas squad after injury withdrawals. Photo: Andy Wicks for Impetus.
Australia have confirmed that Caitlin Foord and Alanna Kennedy will play no part in their games with Scotland and England in this international window.
Amy Sayer and Matilda McNamara have been called up in their place and began training with the team in Surrey today.
Manchester City’s Kennedy was ruled out due to a late-acquired injury prior to reporting to camp, while Foord sustained a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s weekend fixture. Both Kennedy and Foord will remain with their Women’s Super League club sides for rehabilitation.
USA-based Sayer, 21, is a familiar face around the national team set up having been a regular member of the Matildas squad since June 2022 and has six caps. The Sydney-born midfielder was a member of the Cup of Nations winning squad in February 2023.
South Australian McNamara returns to the squad after the 24-year-old last year made her international debut in a friendly against Thailand in Gosford.