SAINTS’ Laura Rafferty remains in contention for a call-up to Northern Ireland’s Euro 2022 squad after it was announced she had been selected for a pre-tournament friendly with Belgium.

Rafferty, who has 26 caps for her country, could potentially line-up at St. Mary’s if she is included in manager Kenny Shiels’ final squad for the tournament.

The Northern Irish will play all three of their group stage games at St. Mary’s, kicking off their campaign against Norway on Thursday, July 7.

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They then face Austria on Monday, July 11, before their final game with hosts England, on Friday, July 15.

It is the first major tournament Northern Ireland Women’s side have qualified for, meaning Rafferty could be a part of history.

Rafferty and Northern Ireland will travel to face Belgium on Thursday, June 3, giving Shiels a final opportunity to look at his options prior to deciding his 23-player squad for the tournament.

The 26-year-old contributed three goals in 34 games from defence last term, as Saints won promotion to the second tier for the first time in their history.

A life-long Saints fan, Rafferty rejoined the club ahead of last season, and has already been confirmed as remaining at St Mary's next campaign.

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