England and Scotland have named their squads for the friendly match at Tranmere next week.
England v Scotland
FA Women's International
Tranmere Rovers FC
7.45pm, Thursday 21 April 2005
(Live on Sky Sports)
England Women's National Coach Hope Powell has selected her squad for their International Friendly match against Scotland next week.
With Women's Euro 2005 less than two months away, it's good news for England with the return to the side for Rachel Brown. The Everton 'keeper told TheFA.com only last week that "things are going pretty smoothly" following surgery on a anterior cruciate ligament injury that has kept her out of action since January 2004.
Also back in the squad is Everton midfielder Sammy Britton, another ACL injury victim, who hasn't played for her country since the May 2003 friendly match away against Canada.
The only other change from the squad that remained unbeaten in the Algarve Cup last month, save from the penalty shootout defeat to China, is Arsenal's Lianne Sanderson. The young forward misses the match after being selected for England's Under-19s three important European Qualifiers versus Moldova, Italy and Norway.
Meanwhile, north of the border, Scotland's new coach Anna Signeul has named her first ever squad, which will make the trip to Merseyside.
The one that England will know a lot about is Arsenal striker Julie Fleeting and she is joined in the squad by three other English-based players; Michelle Barr from Leeds United and Michelle Kerr and Nicky Grant who ply their trade at Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Karen Bardsley (California State University Fullerton, USA), Rachel Brown (Everton LFC), Josephine Fletcher (Birmingham City LFC), Leanne Hall (Fulham LFC)
Laura Bassett (Birmingham City LFC), Leanne Champ (Arsenal LFC), Becky Easton (Everton LFC), Lindsay Johnson (Everton LFC), Mary Phillip (Arsenal LFC), Alex Scott (Birmingham City LFC), Casey Stoney (Charlton Athletic LFC), Rachel Unitt (Everton LFC), Faye White (Arsenal LFC),
Anita Asante (Arsenal LFC), Samantha Britton (Everton LFC), Katie Chapman (Charlton Athletic LFC), Vicky Exley (Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC), Rachel McArthur (Bristol City LFC), Kelly McDougall (Everton LFC), Sally Lacey (Birmingham City LFC), Emily Westwood (Wolverhampton Wanderers LFC), Fara Williams (Everton LFC),
Eniola Aluko (Charlton Athletic LFC), Amanda Barr (Birmingham City LFC), Karen Carney (Birmingham City LFC), Jody Handley (Everton LFC), Ellen Maggs (Birmingham City LFC), Kristy Moore (Fløya LFC, Norway), Josanne Potter (Birmingham City LFC), Sue Smith (Leeds United LFC), Rachel Yankey (Birmingham City LFC)
Gemma Fay (Hibernian), Claire Johnstone (Hamilton Academical)
Michelle Barr (Leeds United), Stacey Cook (Hibernian), Ifeoma Dieke (Soccerlocker, USA), Julie Ferguson (Hibernian), Shelley Grant (Glasgow City), Rhonda Jones (Florida Atlantic Univ), Michelle Kerr (Doncaster Belles)
Amanda Burns (Hibernian), Nicky Grant (Doncaster Belles), Joanne Love (Kilmarnock), Julie Smith (Kilmarnock), Megan Sneddon (Kilmarnock)
Julie Fleeting (Arsenal), Suzanne Grant (Glasgow City), Pauline Hamill (Hibernian), Suzanne Malone (Hibernian)
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