#Lionesses: First senior call-ups for Lauren Bruton and Lucy Staniforth

Lauren Bruton during the England Training Session on 5 Jun 2018. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for FA)

Isobel Christiansen and Jordan Nobbs have withdrawn from the England squad due to minor thigh and foot injuries respectively, reports TheFA.com.

Both players will return to their clubs and play no part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier against Russia on Friday (5pm BST).

Lauren Bruton (Reading) and Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland) will now join Phil Neville’s 20-player squad for the trip to Moscow – their first senior call-ups

Russia v England

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group 1 qualifier
5pm BST, Friday 8 June
Sapsan Arena, Moscow
Live on BBC Red Button and BBC Online

Lucy Staniforth (The FA via Getty Images)


Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Mary Earps (Reading), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Leah Williamson* (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Lauren Bruton** (Reading), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth*** (Sunderland), Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City).

* replaced Steph Houghton (Manchester City)
** replaced Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City)
*** replaced Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal)

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