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07/06/2012 10:15,

Danny backs England Women

On the eve of the European Championship, United striker Danny Welbeck has thrown his weight behind the England Women’s Euro 2013 qualifying campaign.

Hope Powell’s side will take on Holland at Salford City Stadium on Sunday 17 June, needing a win to keep their hopes of automatic qualification alive. The Netherlands currently top the group with England in second place, five points behind but with a game in hand.

Welbeck met fellow England forward Ellen White at Wembley ahead of his match-winning performance against Belgium and wished her luck for the crucial clash, which is taking place on Welbeck’s doorstep.

“It’s great having an England team playing in Manchester, especially with it being such a big game,” he said. “I know we have to win so hopefully the fans will come out and support the team. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the result when I’m at the Euros.

“Hopefully Ellen and the girls can beat Holland and give themselves a great chance of making it to their own Euro Finals next year.”

Tickets for the Holland game are on sale now, priced just £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions. Simply call the Salford City Stadium Ticket Hotline on 0844 888 0200 to buy your ticket.

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