The 24-year-old, who fails from Avoch on the Black Isle, helped Scotland to second-place in qualifying Group B, having featured in 4 of the seven qualifiers to this point.
Scotland secured a play-off spot after defeating Ukraine final week, earlier than the Ukranians beat Hungary, that means the Scots are uncatchable in second place.
Rachel McLauchlan’s goals of representing Scotland on the 2023 World Cup are nonetheless alive due to the ladies’s aspect’s play-offs success.
McLauchlan, who has 14 caps for Scotland, missed on the newest video games of the qualifying marketing campaign as a result of harm.
Scotland might play as much as three play-off qualifiers of their bid to make it to their second ever World Cup, which takes place in Australia and New Zealand subsequent 12 months.
And, though Scotland received’t know their destiny till at the least October, McLauchlan is already hoping for the prospect to play on the world’s largest stage.
She mentioned: “Even at the beginning of the marketing campaign, earlier than you play any video games, you’re considering of how wonderful it might be to get to the World Cup with the group.
“In fact, I’ve that dream, however we’ve obtained to deal with what number of video games we’ve nonetheless obtained to go together with the play-offs earlier than we will really get to Australia and New Zealand.
“Now we’ve to deal with that, and let the dream inspire us to get there.”
McLauchlan has already turned out for Scotland in a serious match, having performed within the 2-1 defeat to Portugal on the Euros in 2017.
Regardless of the consequence, she skilled the thrill of representing her nation at such a contest, and is set to do it once more.
McLauchlan added: “When Pedro (Martinez Losa) got here in we began speaking about what we wished to attain. We need to win issues like each different nationwide group.
“Personally, I’d like to be at one thing just like the Euros once more. I used to be a couple of years youthful then, so I really feel like a distinct participant now.
“It could be wonderful to play for Scotland at a World Cup – it might be one thing new in my profession, so it’s an thrilling chance.”
To be chosen for Scotland, McLauchlan must carry out at membership stage, which shouldn’t show tough for the full-back, who has received 9 items of silverware in her profession.