England Women head coach Phil Neville has named a 28-player extended squad for the Lionesses’ October international camp. England will face international competition for the first time since March when they head to Wiesbaden, Germany to face Europe’s highest ranked team at the Brita Arena on 27 October (kick-off 3:00pm GMT).
The Lionesses will meet up at England’s St. George’s Park base on Sunday 18th October, with an in-house training game scheduled for Friday 23rd before the squad travels to Germany.
Neville has again called up a cohort of younger players as he continues to rebuild his squad with a focus on delivering success at the home UEFA Women’s EURO in 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
Youngsters Millie Turner, Esme Morgan, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone receive their second senior call-up having impressed Neville and his coaching team during last month’s training camp in Burton.
Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze returns to the fold having been withdrawn through injury in September. Nikita Parris also rejoins her England teammates after missing September’s training camp due to Covid travel restrictions.
Head coach Phil Neville said: “It’s exciting to be facing top-class opposition again after such a long lay-off since the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year. Germany are currently ranked second in the world so there’s no doubt it will be a tough test for us, but a vital one, as we measure our progress against one of the best teams in the world.
“It will give us a clear idea of where we’re at in terms of our squad depth and development as we prepare for the home UEFA EURO in 2022. We want to compete for the highest honours in world football and that means challenging ourselves against the very strongest opposition.
“I was impressed with the performances of a number of younger players who joined our senior squad last month and I look forward to seeing their further integration and development during this camp. This is an exciting period for England players of all ages and experience to stake their claim for a place in the squad as we build towards upcoming major tournaments.”
Following the trip to Germany, England Women will round the year off with a match against Norway at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Tuesday 1 December.
ENGLAND SQUAD LIST IN FULL
|Carly Telford||Chelsea||07.07.87||26||0||v Scotland (11.03.07)|
|Ellie Roebuck||Manchester City||23.09.99||5||0||v Austria (08.11.18)|
|Hannah Hampton||Birmingham City||16.11.00||0||0||N/A|
|Steph Houghton||Manchester City||23.04.88||120||13||v Russia (08.03.07)|
|Abbie McManus||Manchester United||14.01.93||18||0||v France (01.03.18)|
|Millie Bright||Chelsea||21.08.93||37||0||v Belgium (20.09.16)|
|Grace Fisk||West Ham United||05.01.98||0||0||N/A|
|Millie Turner||Manchester United||07.07.96||0||0||N/A|
|Lucy Bronze||Manchester City||28.10.91||70||8||v Japan (25.06.13)|
|Alex Greenwood||Manchester City||07.09.93||46||3||v Finland (07.03.14)|
|Demi Stokes||Manchester City||12.12.91||58||1||v Norway (17.04.14)|
|Esme Morgan||Manchester City||18.10.00||0||0||N/A|
|Leah Williamson||Arsenal||29.03.97||17||1||v Russia (08.06.18)|
|Jill Scott||Manchester City||02.02.87||149||24||v Netherlands (31.08.06)|
|Ella Toone||Manchester United||02.09.99||0||0||N/A|
|Keira Walsh||Manchester City||08.04.97||29||0||v Kazakhstan (28.11.17)|
|Izzy Christiansen||Everton||20.09.91||31||5||V Estonia (20.09.15)|
|Georgia Stanway||Manchester City||03.01.99||19||2||v Austria (08.11.18)|
|Fran Kirby||Chelsea||29.06.93||36||11||v Sweden (02.08.14)|
|Beth Mead||Arsenal||09.05.95||25||8||v Wales (05.08.2018)|
|Rachel Daly||West Ham United (On loan from Houston Dash)||06.12.91||35||3||v Serbia (04.06.16)|
|Chloe Kelly||Manchester City||15.01.98||4||0||v Austria (08.11.18)|
|Alessia Russo||Manchester United||08.02.99||1||0||v Spain (11.03.20)|
|Nikita Parris||Olympique Lyonnais||10.04.94||50||14||v Serbia (03.06.16)|
|Bethany England||Chelsea||03.06.94||7||2||v Belgium (29.08.19)|
|Ellen White||Manchester City||09.05.89||92||36||v Austria (25.03.10)|