Ferns bring extra forward and goalkeeper into squad for United States series

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Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Brianna Edwards has been called into the Football Ferns squad for the two-match series against the United States.

The Phoenix say she replaces clubmate Lily Afeld who has suffered a set-back with her back injury.

New Zealand Football have confirmed Edwards’ inclusion in the Ferns squad and have announced that forward Indiah Paige-Riley will also join the Ferns camp.

Paige-Riley’s inclusion follows her departure from Denmark to sign as an injury replacement with A-League club Brisbane Roar for the rest of the season.

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Edwards has been an age group international but has been eligible to play for both countries, through her New Zealand-born father.

Joining the Ferns camp is an indication that the young ‘keeper has decided where her international future might lie.

Main photo: Brianna Edwards … has started the A-League season as the Phoenix first choice ‘keeper, due to Lily Afeld’s back injury.

NZ Football tweet the news of the two new inclusions to the Ferns squad.

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