COULTARD IN LINE FOR 120TH CAP

STALWART Doncaster Belles midfielder Gill Coultard looks likely to gain her 120th cap this weekend when England play Norway in a crucial European Cup qualifying match.

Sunday's away game will feature several of the Doncaster ladies, with Karen Walker in line for her 60th cap and Vicky Exley her 13th. Goalkeeper Leanne Hall is also in the squad.

And three other members of the England squad are in line to become Belles players after weeks of negotiations with club manager Julie Chipchase.

An announcement was due this week but has been delayed, possibly until after Sunday's match against Norway to avoid unsettling the players concerned.

If England beat Norway, they will go top of their group by one point, although Norway have a game in hand against bottom club Switzerland.

Norway beat England 3-0 at Barnsley's Oakwell Ground earlier in the season,

although the game was closer than the score suggests, and the squad have been working hard in a bid to exact revenge.

England are guaranteed at least second spot in the table, in which case they will go into the play-offs, probably against Iceland or Ukraine in October or November, in a bid to reach the finals in summer 2001.

* Belles' goalkeeper Leanne Hall flies out to Reykjavik this week to play professional football for 10 weeks.

But Hall, who is being paid for her stint with the Icelandic club, will still join the England squad for their match on Sunday.