Izzy Atkinson to replace injured Ruesha Littlejohn in Ireland Nations League Squad

Izzy Atkinson to replace injured Ruesha Littlejohn in Ireland Nations League Squad
Grace Fisher
Grace Fisher

Izzy Atkinson will link up with the Ireland Women's National Team squad on Wednesday ahead of their Saturday UEFA Nations League opener against Northern Ireland Saturday. The game will take place in Aviva Stadium (KO 13:00) and will be broadcast live on RTE2.

West Ham ace Atkinson replaces midfielder Ruesha Littlejohn who has returned to her club with to recover from a quad injury picked up ahead of international camp. Both Littlejohn and Atkinson represented Ireland at this year's World Cup.

Ireland WNT Squad
Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (London City Lionesses), Megan Walsh (West Ham United)
Defenders: Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Diane Caldwell (FC Zurich), Claire O’Riordan (Standard Liege), Savannah McCarthy (Shamrock Rovers), Éabha O’Mahony (University of Texas), Hayley Nolan (Crystal Palace), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City)
Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Tyler Toland (Blackburn Rovers), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Megan Connolly (Bristol City), Lily Agg (Birmingham City), Heather Payne (Everton), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Marissa Sheva (Washington Spirit), Izzy Atkinson (West Ham United)
Forwards: Kyra Carusa (San Diego Wave), Abbie Larkin (Glasgow City), Amber Barrett (Standard Liege), Saoirse Noonan (Durham WFC), Emily Whelan (Glasgow City)

UEFA Nations League
Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland
Saturday, September 23
Aviva Stadium
KO 13:00
LIVE on RTÉ2

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UEFA Nations League
Hungary v Republic of Ireland
Tuesday, September 26
Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium, Budapest
KO 18:30 (19:30 local time)
LIVE on RTÉ2

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