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Birmingham City Ladies ace Jo Potter gets England re-call for Euro qualifiers

Solihull Editorial 30th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BIRMINGHAM City Ladies midfielder Jo Potter has been recalled to Mark Sampson’s England side for two upcoming European qualifiers later this month.

The 31-year-old has been selected as part of Sampson’s 23-player squad for the matches against Belgium in Rotherham on Friday and away at Bosnia & Herzegovina on April 12.

Notts County duo Ellen White and Amy Turner also return to the squad, while Potter will also be linking back up with former Blues star Karen Carney who moved to Chelsea during the off-season.

The Lionesses, who have risen to a record fourth position in the latest FIFA world rankings, currently boast a 100 per cent record in their UEFA Women’s 2017 European Championship qualifying campaign.

“We are aiming to continue our winning start and the selected squad reflects our determination to do just that,” said Sampson.

“With the competition for places growing, I am clear on criteria for selection. I am selecting the most effective players in each position for England who also fit in with the type of character we want in our Lionesses group.

“It is also beneficial if our players have experience of international tournament football whether with the senior team or at youth level, which we are lucky to have across our group.

“I am confident at the moment that this is our best group of women to get the win we want against a very talented Belgium team.”