Arsenal Ladies midfielder Jordan Nobbs looking to cement place in England Women’s squad for the foreseeable future
PUBLISHED: 17:05 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:10 24 November 2015
Arsenal Ladies midfielder Jordan Nobbs is hoping to stake a claim for a regular England Women’s spot after being recalled for upcoming internationals against Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Former University of Hertfordshire student Nobbs was part of the Lionesses’ side that won bronze at last summer’s Women’s World Cup in Canada but only managed one appearance, playing the full 90 minutes of England’s 2-1 win over Colombia in the group stages, before being struck down by a complicated hamstring injury.
Having missed last month’s tour of China, Nobbs, who has accumulated 22 England caps scoring three goals, is back in the squad for the German friendly in Duisberg tomorrow (Thursday) and Euro 2017 qualifier against Bosnia at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate this Sunday.
Nobbs told the official FA website: “It [playing just once at the World Cup] will always be one of the hardest things I’ll have to deal with – but I don’t mean that in a selfish way because I am so proud of what we achieved and I wouldn’t have wanted to not be a part of it.
“But on a personal level, I was obviously really disappointed to have the injury. I felt like I could have made an impact at the tournament and I missed not being out on the pitch with the girls.
“I know I’m not the first player to get injured around the time of a tournament, and I won’t be the last. Steph [Houghton] missed out on two major tournaments when she was younger so I know that you can recover from setbacks like that.
“Hopefully there will be a lot more tournaments for me to make more of an impact. I want to be a major part of this squad and help us to keep on improving.”
She continued: “I have never needed any incentive to want to play for England, but being out injured for so long has given me even more of a desire to be involved again. It made me realise how much I’d miss it if it was taken away from me.
“The injury is behind me now. I’m fit and ready to go again. This is where I want to be.”
WGC’s Alex Scott and former University of Hertfordshire student Danielle Carter, team-mates of Nobbs at Arsenal, have both been left out of the squad.
Carter, who scored a hat-trick on her international debut against Estonia in their previous Euro 2017 qualifier last month, misses out this time due to injury.
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