Lee named England squad for Argentina World League Final

04 November 2013 / 20:06

England women’s head coach Jason Lee has named his 18-strong squad for the World League Final in Argentina but admits there may be alterations to it yet ahead of kick off on November 30.

Lee has initially made one change to the squad that won silver at the European Championships in Belgium back in August with Sophie Bray back after a thumb injury and replacing Sarah Haycroft.

England have been drawn against Olympic gold medallists the Netherlands, European champions Germany and Korea in Pool A for the tournament, which runs from November 30 to December 8,

Before then Lee will take a relatively inexperienced Great Britain squad out to Germany for three capped matches, providing him with an opportunity to see athletes from the wider training squad.

And, with several players in the England squad for the Argentina World League Final returning from injury, Lee is making sure he is well prepared should any fail to prove their fitness in time.

“The squad is largely unchanged from that which competed at the World League Semi Final and the Europeans during the summer where the group performed really well, gaining silvers on both occasions,” he said.

“There is certainly a lot of competition for places from the wider squad so the selection was extremely competitive.

“A number of the players are coming back from injury so we may have to change the selection in the coming weeks if any start to struggle with form or fitness.

“The squad have been training very hard over recent months and this bodes well for a great showing in Argentina.”

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