Defenders Millie Bright and Demi Stokes have withdrawn from the England women squad through injury ahead of Saturday’s friendly against .

centre-back Bright and left-back Stokes have been replaced by City’s Gemma Bonner and Birmingham City’s Lucy Staniforth.

The Lionesses play at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday, with 30,000 tickets sold.

Phil Neville’s team then travel to Lisbon to play Portugal on Tuesday.

Full 20-player squad

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Ellie Roebuck, Carly Telford.

Defenders: Alex Greenwood, Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, , Aoife Mannion, Abbie McManus.

Midfielders: Beth England, Beth Mead, Jordan Nobbs, , Keira Walsh, Leah Williamson, Jodie Taylor, Lucy Staniforth.

Forwards: Rachel Daly, Fran Kirby, .

BBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame to showcase female athletes in a way they never have been before. Through more live women’s sport available to watch across the BBC in 2019, complemented by our journalism, we are aiming to turn up the volume on women’s sport and alter perceptions. Find out more here.


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