Dumbarton hockey star Amy Gibson has been selected for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games squad for the Gold Coast in April.

The 18-strong squad have been drawn in Pool B against Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ghana. England, India, South Africa, Malaysia, and Wales are in Women’s Pool A.

And the goalkeeper, who has been playing with German side Alster this season, has been picked as she looks to add to her caps.

Sarah Robertson, who recently surpassed 100 joint-caps for Scotland and GB while playing for GB in Argentina, is in the squad as is her fellow GB athletes Amy Costello and Nicola Cochrane.

Lucy Lanigan also makes the squad after catching the eye in the recent warm-weather camp in Gran Canaria, where Scotland women clocked up four wins from five against Wales in a test series.

The Tartan Hearts have a two-match test series against Ireland in Glasgow on the horizon as the squad prepares for Gold Coast 2018. More than 1,000 school children from across Scotland will cheer the team on at the two matches and give the squad support as they set off for Australia.

Scotland women’s head coach Gordon Shepherd, speaking after the squad had been selected, said: “The level of competition within the squad at the selection camp was excellent, and this left us with some difficult decisions to make, but we are extremely pleased and excited with the squad we have selected.

“Every player wants to represent Scotland at a Commonwealth Games as it’s the only multi-sport experience they will get playing for Scotland.

“The squad has a balance of experience and youth and there has been a big turnaround in personnel since Glasgow 2014 - only five players who represented Scotland then are selected for the Gold Coast.

“We have been very fortunate to have had great support from sportscotland and Scottish Hockey to have our players available for periods of full time training, and I and the players are extremely thankful for that support.”

Full Squad: Amy Brodie, Millie Brown, Nicola Cochrane, Kareena Cuthbert (C), Bex Condie (VC), Robyn Collins, Amy Costello, Mairi Drummond, Amy Gibson, Ali Howie, Sarah Jamieson, Lucy Lanigan, Nikki Alexander-Lloyd, Sarah Robertson, Katie Robertson, Nicola Skrastin, Becky Ward, Charlotte Watson.

Travelling Reserves: Karin Belch, Becky Merchant. Non Travelling Reserves: Lucy Camlin, Kate Holmes.