Sandi MacIver has come to be unavailable for England’s squad for this summer’s Planet Cup.

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

McIver, 24, picked up an injury through the final international break in April, forcing her to withdraw from Sarine Wigman’s squad exactly where she was one particular of 4 goalkeepers chosen alongside Mary Earps, Hannah Hampton and Ellie Roebuck.

That injury curtailed her domestic season at City, and McIver has now posted an update on her situation on social media.

“I have decided to make myself unavailable for England,” McIver mentioned. “My existing concentrate remains on my rehabilitation.

“I am generating good progress and I am searching forward to a totally ready pre-season with City.” I want all the girls the finest of luck in Australia!”

McIver, whose only senior England look came in 2021, joined City from Everton ahead of the 2022-23 Women’s Super League season. She produced 3 VSL appearances just before suffering an injury and England international Roebuck remained Gareth Taylor’s No.1 for most of the campaign.


Everton goalkeeper Sandy MacIver at his finest saves

What does this imply for England?

McIver was Wigman’s third selection behind Earps and Roebuck. Earps will stay Wiegman’s No.1, but now MacIver has retired and the England boss has Roebuck and Hampton as selections.

Hampton has been recalled to the England squad for April’s matches against Brazil and Australia just after resolving some “individual challenges”, Wiegman says. She has not been chosen given that the European Championships final summer season and was absent from the Aston Villa squad in October and November. She has given that returned to Carla Ward’s beginning XI and helped them to fifth location in the Women’s Super League.

McIver’s absence could open the door for Manchester United goalkeeper Emily Ramsey. The 22-year-old Everton loanee was forced to withdraw from his initial senior England contact-up in February with an ankle injury but has given that recovered, beginning Everton’s final two WSL matches.


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By Editor