England squad has the right balance - Jill Scott

Jill Scott
Scott scored two goals for England at the 2010 World Cup in Germany

Midfielder Jill Scott believes the current England squad has the right balance of youth and experience and can compete for world honours.

England face the Netherlands next week in a Euro 2013 qualifier.

"The squad is strong in terms of experienced players and it's about getting the right mix," Scott told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"We always say if we get it right and play to our potential then we can play well against any team in the world."

She added: "We beat Japan 2-0 in the World Cup and they went on to win the competition. Obviously teams are getting better around us, but I think if we can concentrate on ourselves then we shouldn't have a problem."

Scott was named England's International Player of the Year at the FA Women's Awards in London last week, and scored two goals in the 2011 World Cup finals in Germany.

The former Sunderland midfielder is one of six Everton players in Hope Powell's team and she is delighted the Blues squad is being recognised at international level.

"The more Everton players in the squad the better," Scott continued. "I think the players that have been called up have had good seasons and they've been rewarded for that.

"Overall I think we [England] have got a great squad of players."