Liverpool star starts for England in World Cup qualifier

Lucy Bronze in action for England.
Lucy Bronze in action for England.

Lucy Bronze has been named in the starting line-up for England’s World Cup qualifying match against Montenegro this afternoon.

The 22-year-old, from Alnwick, partners newly-named captain Stephanie Houghton in the heart of the defence.

The game, at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, started at 12.55pm.

Liverpool Ladies star Bronze has been a regular for England in the nation’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Three Lions are top of Group 6, having won all four of their matches. Montenegro meanwhile are bottom, without a point to their name.

Last night, Wales beat Turkey 5-1, to see them second in Group 6.

The 2015 Fifa World Cup takes place in Canada, from June 6, to July 5.

England starting line-up: Chamberlain, A Scott, Houghton (C), Bronze, Williams, J Scott, Carney, Stokes, Aluko, Sanderson, Duggan.

Visit the Gazette website later this afternoon for match report