New Republic of Ireland women's manager Vera Pauw will meet with the man she replaced, Colin Bell, to get the lowdown on her new squad as she looks to mastermind qualification for Euro 2021.

Pauw named her first squad on Thursday ahead of the crunch qualifier against the Ukraine at Tallaght Stadium on 8 October.

Having taken the reins after the 2-0 win over Montenegro, Pauw explained that it's taken a collective effort to get her up to speed on the personnel.

"I would like to thank everybody who has helped me to get this squad together because there are players who are coming back from injury and others who have developed well that we have brought in and I needed a lot of information," said the Dutch coach.

"Without all the help I have had I would not have been able to get a squad together that I am comfortable with, but I am very comfortable now with the squad I have named.

"We had open talks with everybody, including Ruud Dokter, Eileen Gleeson and Sue Ronan. Dave Connell has also described every single player for me, which is massive."

Pauw is now set to meet with former manager Bell - who left for Huddersfield Town in June - to get further details on the squad.

"I will meet Colin Bell to go through the group dynamics and the specifics of players in order to ensure a smooth transition from his programme to what we are going to do," she added.

"(interim boss) Tom O’Connor was very supportive also. I don’t think we could be in a better situation as we don’t intend to do something different but to build on what has been happening. We obviously hope to develop further, but without the knowledge of what the team has done until now, we can’t do that. 

"The video analysis staff were also excellent help to me, Ger Dunne, Gary Seery and Andrew Holt all played their part in providing me with the footage that I needed of all the players we were looking at."

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Marie Hourihan (SC Braga), Grace Maloney (Reading), Courtney Brosnan (West Ham United)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Keeva Keenan (Celtic), Diane Caldwell (SC Sand), Claire Walsh (Peamount United), Claire O’Riordan (MSV Duisburg), Louise Quinn (Arsenal), Hayley Nolan (University of Hartford), Megan Campbell (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Stephanie Roche (CF Florentia), Tyler Toland (Manchester City), Chloe Mustaki (Shelbourne)

Forwards: Heather Payne Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United), Amber Barret (FC Koln), Rianna Jarrett (Wexford Youths), Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Julie Ann Russell (Sydney University)