ERSKINE’S Chloe Arthur was delighted to receive another international call-up for the Scotland team for their upcoming friendlies against New Zealand.

The Bristol City player will be hoping to add to the 13 caps she’s earned, after having a breakthrough year last season at last summer’s European Championships in the Netherlands.

The two friendlies will be played at the San Pedro del Pinatar in Spain on March 3 and March 6.

And Arthur was keen to become a regular in the team, after facing time in and out of the national side over the last year.

She said: “I was really happy to see my name on the list. It’s always been a bit on and off, I was inconsistent and I was pulled in last minute, and in the Euros I got more game time.

“I wasn’t even selected for that initially, but from that I’ve been more consistent from then and in the squad since then and it’s an absolutely honour as always.”

Arthur plays centre mid for club side Bristol City, but regularly plays at full-back for the Scots.

She added: “It’s a funny one, even in youth teams I was brought up in the national teams as a full-back.

“I don’t have a preference, but whatever I’m put as I’ll always try my best.”

The 23-year-old’s club side Bristol are sitting ninth out of 10 in the English Women’s Super League 1 table.

However there’s no relegation from the division this year, with a league restructure taking place next season.

But they have a chance to jump above Reading tonight in seventh, and Arthur is keen to continue Reading’s winless run at home.

She said: “We’re playing away and they haven’t won a game at their home pitch this season so we’ll hopefully keep that run going!”

“It’s a tough league, we’ve had some disappointing results at the start of the season, we had goals and we’ve not really achieved them

“It’s been really disappointing, we’re not picking up points when we should.

“There’s no relegation but we’re not wanting to be at the bottom of the table either”

After the friendlies against Spain, national team boss Shelley Kerr will name her squad for their key upcoming Euro qualifiers.

They take on Switzerland away on April 5, before facing Poland several days later on April 10 at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.

The Scots are third having won both their games so far in the group, with the Swiss topping the table with four wins out of four, and Poland in second.

And Arthur is keen to be involved in those crucial ties for Scotland, especially with them being close to home for her.

She added: “Any game that my family can get to is really good, I’m looking forward to it all. I just hope I’m selected.”