Guernsey's Maya Le Tissier left out of Lionesses World Cup squad

Maya earned her second cap earlier this year. Credit: PA

Guernsey footballer Maya Le Tissier has been left out of England’s World Cup squad.

Her omission comes as something of a surprise after an impressive debut campaign for Manchester United and having been called up for the last two international squads.

The defender is one of three players on standby though, so could still play in Australia if there is an injury in the squad.

Giving her reasoning for Maya's omission, England boss Sarina Wiegman said: "she was really close (to be selected). That was a hard call like all of the defenders we had to think about. We also see her a little bit more as a right-back, she's been playing for her club as a centre-back. She's had a very good season but this is the choice we made."

Maya made her England debut against Norway last November before earning a second cap earlier this year.

Since joining Manchester United Le Tissier has played every league game for The Red Devils helping them to a best ever league finish of second in the WSL.

Beth Mead, who won the Golden Boot at last year's Euro 2022 in England, didn't make the squad due to injury.

She joins England captain Leah Williamson, as well as Chelsea star Fran Kirby, who will both miss out on the finals because of injuries.

The full Lionesses squad for the Women's World Cup

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City).

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United).

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alessia Russo (Manchester United).

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