England Women Lose Demi Stokes And Fran Kirby To Injury
Demi Stokes and Fran Kirby have withdrawn from the England squad ahead the World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Manchester City full-back Stokes felt unwell following Friday’s goalless draw with Wales and has returned to her club, while Kirby has been released back to Chelsea as “part of the management of an ongoing injury concern”.
The duo will now miss Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica.
The Lionesses are currently second in their qualification group, one point behind Wales but with a game in hand.
Updated England squad to face Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Mary Earps (Reading), Carly Telford (Chelsea).
Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gabrielle George (Everton), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Reading), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Reading).
Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City).