Leah Williamson to miss friendlies against USA and Czech Republic

By Chimezie Nebolisa

England will be without Captain Leah Williamson for their upcoming friendlies against the United States and the Czech Republic as the player sustained an injury during training.

Nikita Parris and Lotte Wubben-Moy have been called up as replacements for Williamson and Lucy Parker. Parker was hurt in West Ham’s League Cup tie on Sunday.

The Football Association said: “Williamson will leave the squad and return to Arsenal for rehabilitation.”

Manchester United striker Alessia Russo also withdrew from the squad on Monday.

England forward Chloe Kelly said: “Leah is a great leader and of course we will miss her. We have such great depth in our squad and so much strength. There are so many great leaders with experience, so it’s all about coming together in these moments where you do lose a player like Leah.”

The Lionesses take on the USA on Friday at a sold-out Wembleybefore playing the Czech Republic at Brighton on 11 October.

Source: SuperSports