#Lionesses : Lawley replaces injured Mead

Melissa Lawley in action against Bosnia and Herzegovina last April. (Photo: Ian Walton for FA)

Beth Mead has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of their training camp in Qatar, reports TheFA.com.

The 23-year-old Arsenal forward suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s FA WSL match against Chelsea.

Manchester City’s Melissa Lawley joined the group that flew out for the week of warm-weather training.


Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gabby George (Everton), Alex Greenwood (Manchester United), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Isobel Christiansen (Lyon), Melissa Lawley* (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride – on loan at Brisbane Roar), Ellen White (Birmingham City).

*replaced Beth Mead (Arsenal)

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