FIRST Downing Street and then the world!
Lindsay Johnson was today hoping to learn if she is heading for her second trip to the World Cup finals after members of the England squad and management dropped in on 10 Downing Street yesterday to be the guests of Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Coach Hope Powell is due to announce her squad for the tournament in Germany over the next 48 hours.
Johnson represented her country in the 2007 World Cup in China and then played a key role in England, going all the way to the final of the Euro 2009 championship in Finland only to be controversially be left out for the final, which the Three Lions lost 6-2 to Germany.
The 31-year-old has featured in every England squad she has been available for over the last four years and has recently played in behind-closed-doors games against Sweden and USA though has not played in the main matches against those teams.
While not guaranteed a place, it would be a major surprise if one of England’s best central defenders was omitted.
England begin their World Cup campaign against Mexico on June 27 and will also face New Zealand and Japan.
Johnson said the visit to 10 Downing Street was a happy occasion – PM Cameron, an Aston Villa fan, wished them well for the tournament.
“It was really good,” said the 30-year-old Everton player. “Everyone enjoyed it and it was nice of Mr Cameron to invite us.”
County Durham-born England U19 midfielder Jordan Nobbs, the daughter of former Pools favourite Keith, was also in the party at Downing Street.