Nikita Parris of England and Jessie Fleming of Canada England v Canada Women's International Friendlies football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 05 Apr 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Lyon forward Parris called into Riise’s England squad

Lyon forward Nikita Parris has been called into the England squad by interim head coach Hege Riise.

The 27-year-old attacker missed out on the initial selection due to COVID-19 protocols, however, Parris has now been cleared to represent the Lionesses after testing negative for the virus.

The Football Association confirmed Parris’ late call-up via an official press release earlier this evening. The forward will go straight into the squad for Friday’s international friendly fixture against France in Caen.

Parris has been capped by England at senior level on 50 occasions while she has scored 14 goals for her country. The player’s last competitive outing for the Lionesses came in the 1-0 defeat to Spain at the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.

Commenting on Parris’ late call-up to the England squad, interim head coach Riise said “It is the first opportunity I have had to work with Nikita in person and I am delighted to have her on camp with us.

“It is a good opportunity to watch her closely like I have been with all the other players who have joined up on camp and to have her available for selection against two tough opponents.”

England’s match against France in Caen takes place at the Stade Michel-d’Ornano on Friday evening and will kick-off at 8.10pm.

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