Nicola Docherty: Redding footballer set to face Ukraine on Friday night in crucial qualifier

Redding footballer Nicola Docherty is set to line-up for Scotland tomorrow night in a crucial 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

By Ben Kearney
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 9:10 pm
Redding's Nicola Docherty (Photo: Ross Parker/SNS Group)
Redding's Nicola Docherty (Photo: Ross Parker/SNS Group)

Pedro Martinez Losa’s side have it all still to play for as they currently sit second in group B, which Spain have already won, with two games to go.

They head to Poland to take on the Ukrainians on Friday night as they look to secure a play-off spot.

Hungary are just one point behind the Scots, while Ukraine are six points behind but have two games in hand.

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Although not quite ‘must win’ just yet, a victory would go a long way to ensuring the secure second spot in the group and a play-off to reach the finals.

In their last outing, Docherty played her part in a spirited display at Hampden against Spain.

She played at left-back during the 2-0 defeat.

The match will take place at Stadion Miejski in Rzeszow, with the game live on BBC ALBA.

Kick-off is at 7.05pm with English commentary of the match provided by BBC Scotland’s Alasdair Lamont and former Scotland international midfielder, Leanne Crichton.

Docherty comes into the match on the back of a stellar season with club Rangers, after helping her side beat Glasgow City to the SWPL1 title. They won the league for the first time, and in doing so stopped City from winning 15-in-row.

She picked up the club’s player of the season and was nominated for the inaugural Professional Footballers’ Association shortlist for women’s player of the year.