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Eight Man City Women stars picked for Euros

LIONESSES: Plenty of Man City representation in the England Women line up

LIONESSES: Plenty of Man City representation in the England Women line up

Man City Women will have strong representation at Euro 2017 with England.

Mark Sampson has released his 23-player squad for the tournament in Holland, featuring eight Blues.

Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Demi Stokes, Izzy Christiansen, Jill Scott, Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris have all been called up.

Stokes, Christiansen and Parris will make their senior tournament debuts.

Skipper Houghton expressed her pride to captain such a close-knit, driven team.

"The togetherness is a real strong point," she declared. "It’s something we’ve been working on for the last couple of years, making sure we get the best out of each other.

"We have a lot of experience but whenever you get that email, it brings the same excitement. It’s an honour to be leading this squad out at the Euros.

"We have a really good chance of winning this tournament. Maybe we’re under a bit more pressure than we were at the World Cup.

"The success has been fantastic but we want to go one step further.

"Whenever we step out onto the training pitch, we focus on believing we have a chance.

"We’ve proven we can beat the best. The belied is what drives this team forward and keeps this team improving."

The Lionesses, looking to build on their bronze medal success of the 2015 World Cup, face Scotland (19 July), Spain (23 July) and Portugal (27 July).

As part of their preparation, England host Italy on 7 April at Port Vale’s Vale Park and Austria three days later at Stadium:MK.

Sampson’s side were unbeaten in their eight Euro qualifiers.

Full squad


Karen Bardsley, Siobhan Chamberlain, Carly Telford


Laura Bassett, Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Steph Houghton, Jo Potter, Alex Scott, Demi Stokes, Casey Stoney


Millie Bright, Izzy Christiansen, Jade Moore, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Fara Williams


Karen Carney, Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby, Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Ellen White


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