Women's World Cup: England name squad for Montenegro qualifier
Casey Stoney returns to the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Montenegro in early April.
Last Updated: 17/03/14 5:17pm
The Arsenal defender is recalled following foot surgery and replaces team-mate Jordan Nobbs who has a lower back injury.
The only other addition to the squad that played in the recent Cyprus Cup is Birmingham keeper Mary Earps - at the expense of Lizzie Durack.
England will face Montenegro on Saturday, April 5th, at Brighton's AMEX Community Stadium, which will be coach Mark Sampson's first qualifier since being appointed in December.
Sampson said in a statement: "There is a real sense of optimism within the group about the journey we have set out on, we have made a positive start (runners-up at the Cyprus Cup) which we are keen to build on.
"The match in Brighton signifies the first competitive outing for this new England team and as importantly the first opportunity for our supporters to share the experience with the players."
Squad: Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Mary Earps (Birmingham City), Carly Telford (Notts County); Alex Scott (Arsenal), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Casey Stoney (Arsenal); Anita Asante (LdB Malmo), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool), Jade Moore (Birmingham City); Ellen White (Notts County), Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers)
Tickets for the game are on sale now priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and concessions. A family ticket is available at £10 (two adults, two children).