Brighton's Inessa Kaagman is one of the 24 players that new Netherlands manager Mike Parsons has named in his first squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The 25-year-old who finished at Albion's top scorer last season with eight goals, picked up where she left off in their opening game of the WSL season scoring a penalty in their 2-0 win over West Ham at the Amex.

Kaagman has capped off what has been a great week for her by retaining her place in the Netherlands squad as Parsons takes over from Sarina Wiegman, who left to become England women's new head coach.

It has been a busy summer for Kaagman who was part of the Netherlands Olympic football team which reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out on penalties by the Bronze medalists, USA.

The Netherlands kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign later this month as they host the Czech Republic a week on Friday (September 17) at the Euroborg in Groningen, before four days later (Tuesday, September 21) travelling to Reykjavik to face Iceland.

Parsons' side will have to deal with the pressure of being the overwhelming favourites to top Group C with Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Iceland being the other four teams in the group.

Kaagman is one of just three players from the WSL in the squad along with Manchester United's Jackie Groenen and Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema.