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Rachel Corsie Scotland squad not affected by ongoing employment tribunal

Rachel Corsie: Scotland squad not affected by ongoing employment tribunal

Corsie is the lead claimant in the case against the SFA

Captain Rachel Corsie is adamant Scotland will be fully focused on the Pinatar Cup despite the ongoing employment tribunal case with the Scottish Football Association.

The women’s national team have taken legal action to demand a contract stipulating equal pay and treatment compared to their male counterparts on issues such as training facilities, hotels, travel, kit and medical and nutritional resources.

Corsie, the lead claimant in the case, played down any notion that the situation might have an unsettling effect on the squad as they prepare to face Iceland on Wednesday afternoon in their first game of the four-team Pinatar Cup in Spain.

“There’s been good communication between the staff and the players all the way through,” she said on Tuesday.

“We’ve all come in and understood the importance of focusing on the football this week and collectively working really hard on and off the pitch to continue the work that has started over the last 18 months.

“We have really high ambitions as a collective and that’s what we want to try and make the most of.”

Corsie believes the Pinatar Cup matches – Philippines and Wales are the other two opponents – will prove useful as the Scots gear up for the beginning of their European Championship qualifying campaign later this year.

“It’s good to be back here,” she said. “Several of the squad have been to the Pinatar Cup before, this hotel, these facilities, these surroundings.

“It’s the perfect environment for us to get a lot of work done, and we know that’s important.

“We now have seven months to prepare as best we can so that by the time September comes and we’re into qualification matches, we can be at our best.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub

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