Perth Glory’s Liz Anton recalled to Ferns squad after withdrawal of CJ Bott

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Defender CJ Bott has been forced to pull out of the Football Ferns squad to face Iceland and Nigeria this month after suffering a groin injury.

Bott (27) aggravated the injury during Leicester City’s 5-0 loss to Aston Villa in the English Women’s Super League.

Main photo: Liz Anton … gets her call-up for the April internationals in Turkey.

The April 2 match marked her return to play after she picked up a slight injury with the Ferns during their February internationals against Portugal and Argentina.

Bott has been replaced in the Ferns by Perth Glory’s Liz Anton (24), who has 19 caps for New Zealand.

The Ferns play Iceland and Nigeria in Turkey.

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New Zealand squad

Mackenzie Barry (6 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Liz Anton (19 caps) Perth Glory, Australia
Katie Bowen (90 caps) Melbourne City, Australia
Claudia Bunge (18 caps) Melbourne Victory, Australia
Olivia Chance (42 caps) Celtic, Scotland
Milly Clegg* (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Daisy Cleverley (30 caps) HB Køge, Denmark
Victoria Esson (12 caps) Rangers, Scotland
Michaela Foster (2 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Jacqui Hand (10 caps) Aland United, Finland
Betsy Hassett (141 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Grace Jale (15 caps) Canberra United, Australia
Anna Leat (9 caps) Aston Villa, England
Meikayla Moore (63 caps) Glasgow City, Scotland
Erin Nayler (84 caps) IFK Norrköping, Sweden
Grace Neville (3 caps) London City Lionesses, England
Gabi Rennie (23 caps) Arizona State University, USA
Ali Riley (150 caps) Angel City, USA
Indiah-Paige Riley (7 caps) Brisbane Roar, Australia
Paige Satchell (40 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Malia Steinmetz (16 caps) Western Sydney Wanderers, Australia
Rebekah Stott (87 caps) Brighton & Hove Albion, England
Kate Taylor (8 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Hannah Wilkinson (111 caps) Melbourne City, Australia

*Debut Ford Football Ferns call up


Game to be played on Saturday April 8, 1am (NZT)

New Zealand v Iceland

Game to be played on Wednesday April 12, 1am (NZT)

New Zealand v Nigeria

Both games will be played at Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey.

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