Birmingham City's Remi Allen called into England squad

Monday 05 May 2014
Remi Allen has received her first senior call-up

Head Coach Mark Sampson has been forced to make two changes to his England Women’s squad ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Birmingham City captain Karen Carney has been ruled out with a back complaint, allowing Blues club mate Remi Allen to come into the senior squad for the first time.

Allen opened the scoring for David Parker’s side in Sunday’s FA Women’s Cup Sixth Round defeat by Arsenal. The midfielder helped England U19s win the European Championship in Belarus in 2009 and went on to make 13 appearances for the Under-23s.

England v Ukraine

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015
Group 6 qualifier
7.30pm, Thursday 8 May
Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury Town FC
Call 01743 273 943 for tickets

Meanwhile, Manchester City striker Toni Duggan picked up a knee injury against Doncaster Rovers Belles on Thursday and has been replaced by in-form Notts County midfielder Dunia Susi, who has earned 21 caps since making her debut against Iceland in 2009.

England have won all five World Cup qualifiers to date, scoring 29 goals without reply.

Duggan scored a hat-trick as the Three Lions eased to a 9-0 win over Montenegro in Brighton last time out.

Tickets for the Ukraine qualifier are still on sale, priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.

Visit the Shrewsbury Town website or call 01743 273 943 to purchase.

England squad

Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Carly Telford (Notts County)
Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida), Casey Stoney (Arsenal)
Remi Allen* (Birmingham City), Anita Asante (Malmo), Jade Moore (Birmingham), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Dunia Susi** (Notts County), Fara Williams (Liverpool)
Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke*** (Notts County), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Kelly Smith (Arsenal)

* replaced Birmingham City's Karen Carney
** replaced Manchester City's Toni Duggan
*** replaced Notts County’s Ellen White

By FA Staff