England call-up for Sunderland goalkeeper

Sunderland Ladies goalkeeper Rachael Laws has been called-up to the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2017 qualifying double-header.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 3:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 4:01 pm
Rachael Laws in action for Sunderland Ladies

Initially named on the standby list, Laws replaces Siobhan Chamberlain in the senior squad after the Liverpool Ladies ‘keeper pulled out due to injury.

Hebburn-born Laws is now in the squad for the 2017 UEFA European Women’s Championship qualifiers against Belgium and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The SAFC Ladies stopper has been in typically impressive form during the early stages of the campaign, and her stand-out performance against Reading Women on Sunday saw her earn a first clean sheet of 2016.

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England face Belgium at the New York Stadium in Rotherham on Friday 8 April (kick-off 7.55pm) before travelling to Zenica to play Bosnia & Herzegovina on Tuesday 12 April at the NFSiB (kick-off 3pm).

England have a 100 per cent record in their qualifying campaign so far, winning two from two.

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachael Laws* (Sunderland), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Amy Turner (Notts County)

Midfielders: Katie Chapman (Chelsea), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Chelsea), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Ellen White (Notts County).

Tickets for the Belgium game are priced £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

A family ticket (two adults and two children) priced £10 is also available.

Tickets can be bought via TheFA.com/Tickets, by calling 08444 140 754