Lionesses call up Lawley

Melissa Lawley called into England squad
Melissa Lawley in action away to Bosnia and Herzegovina last year. (Photo: Ian Walton for FA)

Reading midfielder Jade Moore has withdrawn from the England Women’s squad with a thigh injury ahead of the team’s journey to Bergen to face Norway.

Moore is replaced by Liverpool forward Melissa Lawley, who has made 11 appearances for the senior squad since making her debut in 2017.

England travel to Norway today [Saturday] in preparation for a meeting with their World Cup quarter-final opponents at Brann Stadion on Tuesday evening (kick off 5pm BST, live on BBC Two).

Updated squad:

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Sandy MacIver (Clemson University), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Hannah Blundell* (Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Aoife Mannion (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester United), Anna Patten (University of South Carolina), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Fara Williams** (Reading)

Forwards: Toni Duggan (Atletico Madrid), Beth England (Chelsea), Melissa Lawley (Liverpool), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Lyon), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

* replaced Alex Greenwood (Lyon)
** replaced Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
*** replaced Jade Moore (Reading)

Previous match: Belgium 3-3 England

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