Uncapped Daly & Parris in England squad

England Women's Rachel Daly

Daly began her career with Leeds and has played in the USA since 2012

England women’s coach Mark Sampson has called up uncapped forwards Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris for next month’s Euro qualifiers with Serbia.

Houston Dash’s Daly was last in a squad in 2014, while Parris was an unused replacement in the most recent squad.

Jade Moore, Jodie Taylor and PFA Women’s Player of the Year Isobel Christiansen all return after injury.

England first face Serbia at home at Wycombe on 4 June, then travel to Stara Pazova for the away tie on 7 June.

The Lionesses are unbeaten in Group 7 of qualifying for next year’s tournament, but are second behind Belgium, who have played one game more.

Daly, 24, was part of the England squad that travelled to La Manga in January 2014 and Sampson said: “Rachel has been playing very well in the NWSL with Houston Dash and really fits the profile of a Lioness, so I am delighted to welcome her into the group.

“We have selected a squad that I believe can get us the six points we want against Serbia. It’s great to welcome back Jade, Izzy and Jodie who have been fantastic for England every time they have been called up and they will have a big, positive impact on the group.

“Serbia will be coming here full of confidence after getting a hard-earned draw in Belgium, so we will need to produce a good performance to get the win.”

England women squad:

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)

Forwards: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal), Ellen White (Notts County)


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