England girls: Lionesses squad announcement


England feminine supervisor Sarina Wiegman has named a 24-player squad for the World Cup qualifiers towards Northern Ireland and Latvia later this month.

Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Ellie Roebuck are nonetheless lacking resulting from harm, however there’s a recall for Manchester City midfielder Keira Walsh and Manchester United ahead Alessia Russo.

Walsh was not a part of Wiegman’s first Lionesses staff final month resulting from coaching issues early within the season, whereas Russo is again within the senior squad for the primary time since October final yr after a long-term hamstring harm dominated her out for many of final season.

There stays a powerful mixture of expertise and newer expertise, with eight of the 24 gamers together with a minimum of 40 internationals and one other eight with lower than 10.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Man Utd), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa)

Defender: Demi Stokes (Man City), Alex Greenwood (Man City), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Jess Carter (Chelsea)

Midfielder: Jill Scott (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Lucy Staniforth (Man Utd), Katie Zelem (Man Utd)

Forward: Ellen White (Man City), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Man City), Ella Toone (Man Utd), Alessia Russo (Man Utd) ))

Man Utd ahead Alessia Russo has been recalled in England / Naomi Baker / GettyImages

England’s first two internationals underneath Wiegman’s management final month resulted in large wins over northern Macedonia and Luxembourg. The Lions scored 18 unanswered objectives and are anticipated to win laborious this month towards Northern Ireland and Latvia.

England received 6-0 towards Northern Ireland in a friendship as late as February.

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