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Rachel Daly finally has a coach who appreciates her versatility

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Every time Rachel Daly gets called into a camp with England, she has a quick conversation with head coach Phil Neville. The crux of these chats is to give Daly an idea of what is to be expected during the camp and any attached games.

Prior to the recently concluded SheBelieves Cup in the United States, Neville pulled no punches. Daly should be prepared to do play just about anywhere.

“In this camp I told her,” Neville said, “you’ve got to concentrate on five positions.”

Daly’s entrance into the tournament came at halftime of England’s opening match against Brazil. In sending her in, Neville threw a bit of a curve ball — not so much because he inserted Daly as the right back, but because he also shifted the incumbent Lucy Bronze into the center of the midfield.

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