FINDING the net will be a priority for Scotland when they meet Wales at the Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli tonight.

A lack of clinical finishing was a major factor in the side's failure to qualify for Euro 2022, and Thursday night's friendly against Northern Ireland also failed to produce a goal from open play.

A penalty from second half substitute Caroline Weir was required to provide a 1-0 win and the Manchester City midfielder is expected to start against a stronger Wales side, along with captain Rachel Corsie, Kim Little and Erin Cuthbert.

“We want to be more effective going forward and create more chances,” Scotland interim head coach Stuart McLaren confirmed. “And once we do create these chances be more effective at taking them.”

The game in Llanelli will be McLaren's last in temporary charge, the Scotland men's under-16 manager having also taken the reins for the final two Euro qualifiers against Cyprus and Portugal in February. The Scottish FA have seen fit not to replace Shelley Kerr with a permanent head coach for almost six months, despite tonight's game being the last before World Cup qualifying begins in September.

Tonight's opponents have, by contrast, been far more pro-active. They parted company with long-time head coach Jayne Ludlow in January after they, too, failed to qualify for Euro 2022. Her replacment, Gemma Grainger, was in place by March and oversaw two high quality friendlies against Canada and Denmark the following month.

Wales, who lost 2-1 to Scotland at tonight's venue in 2012 – Jo Love and Little scored for the visitors – are a stronger side than Northern Ireland, despite losing out to Kenny Shiels' side in their Euro qualifying group. The Welsh players say they are impressed with the foundations Grainger, a former member of the England backroom staff, is laying.