Scotland: Nicola Docherty replaces Emma Mitchell in squad to face US

Nicola Docherty playing for Glasgow City against Somatio Barcelona
Nicola Docherty (right) helped Glasgow reach the last 16 of this season's Women's Champions League

Glasgow City defender Nicola Docherty has been called up to the Scotland squad for next week's friendly with United States.

Docherty, 26, who has 11 senior international caps, joins the squad after Arsenal left-back Emma Mitchell, 26, withdrew through injury.

Shelley Kerr's Scots take on the world champions in Paisley next Tuesday.

Both sides will feature at next year's Women's World Cup and it will be a first appearance for Scotland.

'Real superstars in US team' - analysis

Scotland and Glasgow City midfielder Leanne Crichton on BBC Sportsound

Nic's had a solid season for us at Glasgow City. She's definitely a player that can go and perform at international level.

I'm delighted to see that she's coming in to replace Emma. Losing Emma is a big loss . I know she's been in fantastic form this year at Arsenal.

It's a great opportunity to go and play against the best players in the world. I think 2013 was the last time I played against them and that was a double-header over in the States and they were fantastic then but I think as a national team we've come on leaps and bounds since then.

There are real superstars in the US team and I'm thoroughly looking forward to the game. It's one that we're super excited about - a great game.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Lee Alexander (Glasgow City), Jenna Fife (Hibernian), Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK).

Defenders: Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City), Jenny Beattie (Manchester City), Frankie Brown (Bristol City), Rachel Corsie (Canberra United on loan from Utah Royals), Nicola Docherty (Glasgow City), Joelle Murray (Hibernian), Kirsty Smith (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Lizzie Arnot (Manchester United), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Jo Love (Glasgow City), Christie Murray (Liverpool), Caroline Weir (Manchester City).

Forwards: Fiona Brown (FC Rosengard), Lana Clelland (ACF Fiorentina), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Claire Emslie (Manchester City), Lisa Evans (Arsenal), Zoe Ness (Durham United), Jane Ross (West Ham United).

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