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Kirby in England squad

10 July 2014

Fran hopes for Three Lions debut

Reading FC Women's star Fran Kirby has once again been named in the England squad ahead of a friendly clash with Sweden next month.

Kirby, who has 13 goals in 11 games in the Women's Super League Two this season - has been named in recent international squads by Head Coach Mark Sampson, though is still awaiting her Three Lions debut.

England play the Swedes in Hartlepool on 3rd August ahead of a vital World Cup Qualifying clash with Wales 18 days later, as they strive to make next year's tournament in Canada. 

A 2-1 win in Ukraine in June means that England require just a draw from their final two group games. 

Fran once again starred for the Royals last weekend in an 8-1 win over the London Bees. 

Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Carly Telford (Notts County).

Defenders: Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Anita Asante (LdB Malmo), Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Birmingham), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal).

Forwards: Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Dunia Susi (Notts County), Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Gemma Davison (Liverpool), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Reading), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Washington Spirit), Danielle Carter (Arsenal).


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