England meet Mexico in Moncton for the second game of their Women’s World Cup campaign, knowing another slip up will see them make an early exit.
Defeat in their opening game to France has left England bottom of their group after one game, but just a point behind group underdogs Mexico and Colombia who played out a 1-1 draw.
England failed to really create chances going forward against the French and were sloppy in possession, something that cost them when it came to Eugenie Le Sommer’s winner.
However, they can take great heart from a solid display which saw them limit the world’s number 3 side to very little opportunities.
Mexico were denied a win in their opening game, and a first ever victory at the World Cup, when South Americans Colombia grabbed a late equaliser.
They sit 25th in the world rankings, some 19 places below England, but they will also know a result tonight could well put them in pole position to get second place in the group.
These sides met in their opening game of the last World Cup in Germany and drew 1-1, with Fara Williams netting for the Three Lionesses, whilst Monica Ocampo notched for Mexico.
Mark Sampson has a fully fit squad to choose from and explained after the defeat to France that he already knew the team he would be starting.
The boss is expected to adopt a more attacking approach with his side needing a positive outcome, meaning the likes of Toni Duggan and Fran Kirby could come into the starting XI.
Mexico represent dangerous opposition and their main threat will come from Ocampo and Charlyn Corral who, at just 23 years of age, has 15 goals in 28 caps.
Shoot Says: England 3-0 Mexico