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Sandy MacIver tends to make herself unavailable for England Planet Cup choice to concentrate on injury rehab


May 25, 2023

Sandy MacIver has created herself unavailable for England choice for this summer’s Planet Cup.

The Manchester City goalkeeper says her concentrate “remains on (her) rehab”.

MacIver, 24, sustained an injury for the duration of the final international break in April, which triggered her to withdraw from Sarina Wiegman’s squad exactly where she was 1 of 4 goalkeepers chosen alongside Mary Earps, Hannah Hampton and Ellie Roebuck.

That injury curtailed her domestic season with City and MacIver has now supplied an update on her situation on social media.

“I’ve taken the selection to make myself unavailable for England choice moving forward,” MacIver mentioned. “My existing concentrate remains on my rehab.

“I am producing wonderful progress and appear forward to a totally match pre-season with City. Wishing all the girls the very best of luck in Australia!”

MacIver, whose sole England senior look came in 2021, joined City from Everton ahead of the 2022-23 Women’s Super League season. She created 3 WSL appearances just before sustaining her injury, with fellow England international Roebuck remaining Gareth Taylor’s No 1 for most of the campaign.


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What does this imply for England?

MacIver was Wiegman’s third option behind Earps and Roebuck. Earps will stay as Wiegman’s No 1 but now MacIver has withdrawn the England boss has Roebuck and Hampton as selections.

Hampton was recalled to the England squad for April’s internationals against Brazil and Australia obtaining addressed some “personal issues”, according to Wiegman. She had not been chosen considering that final summer’s European Championship and was absent from Aston Villa’s squad in October and November. She has considering that returned to Carla Ward’s beginning XI and has helped them to a fifth-placed finish in the Women’s Super League.

MacIver’s absence could open the door for Manchester United goalkeeper Emily Ramsey. The 22-year-old Everton loanee was forced to withdraw from her initially senior England contact-up in February due to the fact of an ankle injury but has considering that recovered, beginning Everton’s final two WSL fixtures.


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