Kelly Smith withdrawn from England Women's squad as a precaution
France v England
A Women’s International
7.50pm BST, Saturday 20 October 2012
Charlety Stadium, Paris
Live on BBC Three
Kelly Smith is the third player to pull out of the England squad that will take on France on Saturday.
After Claire Rafferty and Rachel Brown were forced out with knee injuries earlier this week, Smith felt some tightness in her groin during training on Wednesday and has been withdrawn as a precaution.
She is expected to be back to full fitness in the next week.
Squad in full
Karen Bardsley (Linköping), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy)
Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Sophie Bradley (Lincoln Ladies), Steph Houghton (Arsenal), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Lincoln Ladies), Dunia Susi (Chelsea).
Anita Asante (Göteborg), Jess Clarke (Lincoln Ladies), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal).
Eniola Aluko (Birmingham City), Toni Duggan (Everton), Rachel Williams (Birmingham City), Ellen White (Arsenal).
* Claire Rafferty (Chelsea) withdrawn from squad due to knee injury
** Rachel Brown (Everton) withdrawn from squad due to knee injury
*** Kelly Smith withdrawn from squad due to tightness in her groin