Jill Scott replaced by Chioma Ubogagu for England Women SheBelieves squad
Last Updated: 24/02/19 11:05am
Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott has withdrawn from the England Women's squad for the SheBelieves Cup in the United States and will be replaced by Orlando Pride's Chioma Ubogagu.
Scott has withdrawn from the squad in order to manage her return to full fitness ahead of this summer's Women's World Cup.
Ubogagu has been called up to Phil Neville's squad for the tournament, which features hosts United States, Japan and Brazil, and will link up with her team-mates on Sunday in Philadelphia.
The 26-year-old former Arsenal forward, who represented the USA at youth level, received her first call up to the England squad in November, scoring on her senior international debut in a 3-0 friendly win against Austria in November.
The Lionesses, who finished second in last year's competition, face Brazil on Wednesday in their opening match, before completing the round-robin stage against USA in Nashville three days later and Japan in Tampa on March 5.
England Women squad for 2019 SheBelieves Cup:
Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Carly Telford (Chelsea).
Defenders: Gemma Bonner (Manchester City), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester United), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Isobel Christiansen (Lyon), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride), Keira Walsh (Manchester City).
Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City).