England to rest Parris for World Cup qualifier vs Latvia

Nikita Parris will miss England Women’s World Cup qualifier against Latvia on Tuesday night.

The Arsenal forward, who came off the bench during the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Austria, has left the Lionesses’ squad in order to get some rest.

An FA statement said: “Parris will return home for a few days rest after a busy 14 months of domestic and international football.”

No replacement will be called up, meaning England will have a squad of 22 players for the game.

Sarina Wiegman’s squad top Group D with five wins from five so far.

The 27-year-old was part of Great Britain’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics during the summer, in which she also moved from Lyon to Arsenal.

Ellen White celebrates her goal against Austria
Image: Ellen White’s goal against Austria on Saturday maintained England’s 100 per cent record in their World Cup qualifying group

The cold weather has had an impact on England’s preparations for Tuesday night’s match in Doncaster.

Their final training session before the match was due to take place at Newcastle’s Academy but has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The FA is looking into options, and hopes to stage one more session before the game.

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