#SheBelievesCup: Chioma Ubogagu replaces Jill Scott in Lionesses squad

Chioma Ubogagu in action for England against Austria last November. (Photo: Eva Manhart for The FA)

Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott has withdrawn from the England squad for the forthcoming SheBelieves Cup in the USA in order to manage her return to full fitness ahead of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, reports TheFA.com.

Orlando Pride’s Chioma Ubogagu has been called up to Phil Neville’s squad and joined her team-mates on Sunday in Philadelphia, as the Lionesses prepare for their opening game of the prestigious tournament.

Ubogagu received her first call-up to the national team in November 2018, scoring on her England debut in a 3–0 win over Austria.

England face Brazil in Philadelphia on Wednesday 27 February before taking on USA in Nashville on Saturday 2 March and then Japan three days later.

Updated squad:

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

Defenders: Gemma Bonner (Manchester City), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), 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), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Chioma Ubogagu* (Orlando Pride), Ellen White (Birmingham City).

*replaced Jill Scott (Manchester City)