Euro's Squad: Lionesses

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Demi Stokes

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No. 15

Manchester City’s Demi Stokes has been a regular feature for the Lionesses for a number of years racking up over 65 caps for her country so far. The 30-year-old is a slightly more defensively inclined fullback than right-sided counterpart Lucy Bronze, which is beneficial in offering England cover when facing high pressing and counterattacking teams.

Stokes is savvy with her forward runs, timing the overlap with the winger without detriment to the space left behind her. Keeping width is a key aspect of Stokes’ game and her presence is key in stretching the lines of play. Stokes is also a notable willing runner and will fight tooth and nail to retrieve a loose ball or recover lost possession.

Photograph courtesy of the FA.