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Potter named in Lionesses squad for France

11th October 2017

Mansfield Woodhouse's Jo Potter has been named in England interim women's manager Mo Marley's first squad since taking over from the sacked Mark Simpson.

The 32-year-old midfielder who plays for Reading is one of 24 players picked for a friendly in France next Friday.

Three players have dropped out from the squad that beat Russia 6-0 in their opening FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier last month.

Karen Bardsley and Ellen White are injured, while Laura Bassett's in Australia with her new club side, Canberra United.

Marley said: “The squad put in an excellent performance against Russia last month and we want to keep that momentum going against France.

“We know France are an excellent side and it will be a tough challenge for us. It’s a good opportunity for me to see the players in action against top opposition, especially considering our two important home World Cup qualifiers next month.

“I am really looking forward to working with this group of staff and players over the next three games.”

Squad to face France:
Goalkeepers: Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Mary Earps (Reading), Carly Telford (Chelsea)
Defenders: Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Jessica Carter (Birmingham City), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Reading), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Reading), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Reading)
Forwards: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal)


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