#Lionesses make two changes to squad

Melissa Lawley in action against Bosnia & Herzegovina earlier this year. (Photo: Ian Walton for FA)

Karen Carney and Mel Lawley have been called in to the England squad after Keira Walsh and Fran Kirby withdrew, reports thefa.com.

Walsh and Kirby, who both picked up slight knocks during weekend action for Manchester City and Chelsea respectively, will return to their clubs as a precautionary measure.

Carney has earned 134 caps since making her debut in 2005.

Having wracked up 37 appearances at youth level, Lawley broke into the senior team just over a year ago and will be hoping to add to her nine caps to date.

Phil Neville’s side will take on Austria on Thursday before entertaining Sweden at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium on Sunday.


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

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

Midfielders: Karen Carney* (Chelsea), Isobel Christiansen (Lyon), Melissa Lawley** (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City)

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Chioma Ubogagu (Brisbane Roar, on loan from Orlando Pride)

* replaced Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
** replaced Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

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