Young Scots face French warm-up

HOCKEY: The build-up for the European Nations Championships in July starts in earnest for the Scotland women's under-21 squad this weekend with two test matches against France in Lille.

Coach Rhona Simpson said: "These matches will provide us with a very competitive environment and it will be good to how France are progressing, although, at this stage, I'll be more interested in performance than results."

The Scots also have warm-up matches lined up against England and Belgium, along with the annual Celtic Cup.