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First call-up for Kerys

Posted: Mon 18 Mar 2013
Author: bcfc.com
Kerys Harrop

Kerys Harrop

Image by: Ville Vuorinen

No less than five Birmingham City Ladies players have called-up to the latest England Ladies squad for their friendly fixture against Canada.

Young Blues defender Kerys Harrop (pictured) is named in her first senior squad, along with Laura Bassett, Jade Moore, Rachel Unitt and Rachel Williams.

The Three Lions host their Canadian counterparts in a friendly fixture at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium on Sunday 7 April, just over three weeks after beating the same opponents 1-0 in the Cyprus Cup final.

Speaking to the FA.com, England Ladies Coach Hope Powell: “Kerys has done well with the under-23s and we have been monitoring her for a while.
 
“She was with the 23s in La Manga last year and I asked her to take part in a training session with the seniors and she did okay so this is another opportunity for me to have a look at her."

The full England Ladies squad is:
Goalkeepers

Karen Bardsley (Lincoln Ladies), Rachel Brown (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders

Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Lincoln Ladies), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Steph Houghton (Arsenal), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Lincoln Ladies), Dunia Susi (Chelsea), Rachel Unitt (Birmingham City)

Midfielders

Anita Asante (Gothenburg), Jess Clarke (Lincoln Ladies), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Everton), Fara Williams (Liverpool), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal)

Forwards

Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Everton), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Ellen White (Arsenal), Rachel Williams (Birmingham City).