Euro 2017: Jayne Ludlow remains upbeat despite Norway defeat

Jayne Ludlow
Jayne Ludlow managed Reading before her appointment by Wales in October 2014

Wales women's manager Jayne Ludlow has not given up on Euro 2017 qualification despite a second successive defeat.

Ludlow's side were beaten 4-0 away to Norway on Friday, having lost to Austria in their opening game and are now bottom of Group 8.

Kazakhstan and Israel are also in the group but the Wales manager remains upbeat despite the two losses.

"We're two games in and played two away games against the two teams who are ranked above us," she said.

"You can say it kind of goes with form or ranking but we've still got to play the top two teams we've already played at home.

"Anything can happen in those and we've obviously got the teams who are ranked below us coming up in the next months.

Isabell Herlovsen scored twice in Norway's 4-0 win in Alesund and they have overtaken Austria at the top of Group 8.

Former Arsenal captain Ludlow has been in charge of Wales for 12 months and felt the final score was harsh on Wales.

"The performance, especially the second half, I'm so impressed by the girls in how they played," Ludlow added.

"It's a work in progress for us. We're changing little things every time we play and it's progression even though the scoreline doesn't show that."

Wales host Kazakhstan in Haverfordwest on 26 November and away to Israel on 1 December.