Eight players on World Cup duty

The Wokingham Paper - - ROYALS -

EIGHT Read­ing Women players are cur­rently away on in­ter­na­tional duty ahead of the up­com­ing World Cup qual­i­fiers.

The tour­na­ment takes place in France in 2019 and four Roy­als have linked up with Mark Samp­son’s Eng­land squad.

New sign­ing FARA WIL­LIAMS, JO POT­TER and

JADE MOORE have kept their place from Euro 2017 while goal­keeper MARY EARPS joins the group af­ter an in­jury to Manch­ester City’s Karen Bard­s­ley.

The Lionesses face Rus­sia in Tran­mere on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19.

Mean­while, RACHEL

FURNESS has been named in the North­ern Ire­land squad who will travel to face Nor­way on Fri­day be­fore re­turn­ing to face Repub­lic of Ire­land.

There she will face Read­ing team-mate HAR­RIET

SCOTT, who is in the Repub­lic’s squad for the clash on Tues­day.

Two players are part of the Wales squad, who face Kazhak­stan away on Sun­day.

Mid­field­ers RACHEL ROWE and CHAR­LIE

ESTCOURT, who is cur­rently on loan at Bris­tol City, are in line to add to their Welsh caps.

n Away from World Cup qual­i­fy­ing, ANNA GREEN is with New Zealand for a tour of USA. They will face the world cham­pi­ons on Septem­ber 16 and 20.

Pic­ture: Neil Gra­ham

Rachel Furness is pre­par­ing for an Ir­ish derby

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