Seattle Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock is set to become first Welsh player to hit 100 caps

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock could be the first player from Wales to reach 100 international caps if she plays in the two friendlies against Northern Ireland this April.

The 30-year-old from Cardiff has played for the national team since 2006. Since then, she’s been named Welsh Footballer of the Year four times (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Fishlock joined Reign FC in 2013 for the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and she helped the team win its first championship in 2014. Last winter, Fishlock played for Melbourne City which won the Australian W-League in February.

Wales is set to play Northern Ireland on April 5 and 7 at Ystrad Mynach in preparation for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Qualification for the tournament begins September 2017.

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Here is Wales’ complete roster heading into their friendly against Northern Ireland:

Claire Skinner (Aston Villa), Laura O’Sullivan (Cardiff City Ladies), Loren Dykes (Bristol City Women), Hannah Miles (Cardiff City Ladies), Sophie Ingle (Liverpool), Gemma Evans (Cardiff City Ladies), Hayley Ladd (Bristol City Women), Amelia Ritchie (Brighton & Hove Albion Women), Shaunna Jenkins (Cardiff City Ladies), Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign FC), Angharad James (Notts County Ladies), Charlie Estcourt (Reading FC Women), Nadia Lawrence (Yeovil Town Ladies), Emma Beynon (Swansea City Ladies), Georgia Evans (Bristol City Women), Gwennan Davies (Cyncoed Ladies), Ffion Morgan (Cardiff City Ladies), Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women), Natasha Harding (Liverpool), Kayleigh Green (Chieti), Melissa Fletcher (Reading FC Women), Emily Hollinshead (Everton Ladies FC).

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