Sarina Wiegman rings the changes to rejuvenate rusty England
Written by First Choice Radio on 28 July 2023
The Lionesses face Denmark, and then China in the final group game
England boss Sarina Wiegman has made two changes as the Lionesses look to secure a second successive World Cup victory against Denmark.
Chelsea forward Lauren James replaced Lauren Hemp, while Aston Villa’s Rachel Daly, named in the England squad as a forward, replaced defender Jess Carter.
Wiegman stuck with the same starting XI for every match of England’s triumphant Euro 2022 campaign, but the retirements of striker Ellen White and midfielder Jill Scott alongside injuries to European champions Beth Mead, Leah Williamson and Fran Kirby have left her current 23-woman squad looking significantly different.
The 53-year-old called for more “ruthlessness” from her side following the nervy 1-0 tournament-opening win over Haiti, decided by Georgia Stanway’s retaken penalty despite several missed chances in open play.
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