Young Lionesses squad for Nordic U-21 Tournament

Georgia Eaton-Collins steps up from the U-19s to England U-21a
Florida-based Georgia Eaton-Collins steps up from England U-19s. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

England U-21s will get their 2019-20 campaign under way by entertaining Sweden, USA and Norway in the Nordic Tournament starting next week.

Rehanne Skinner will take charge of the Young Lionesses for this annual round-robin competition, assisted by former Everton Ladies boss Andy Spence, says The

Fifteen of Skinner’s 20-player squad ply their trade in the Barclays FA WSL with Aston Villa midfielder Emily Syme and Sheffield United loanee Aimee Palmer representing the Championship.

Six of the squad were involved in the U19 Euros in Scotland last month.

England open up against Sweden on Wednesday 28 August and then face USA two days later. They round things off against Norway on Monday 2 September.

All three matches will take place at Loughborough University and will be open to invited guests only.

England U-21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City), Hannah Hampton (Birmingham City)

Defenders: Georgia Eaton-Collins (University of Florida), Megan Finnigan (Everton), Gabrielle George (Everton), Esme Morgan (Everton – on loan from Manchester City), Mayumi Pacheco (Reading), Lotte Wubben-Moy (University of North Carolina)

Midfielders: Georgia Allen (Syracuse University), Niamh Charles (Liverpool), Aimee Palmer (Sheffield United – on loan from Manchester United), Connie Scofield (Birmingham City), Emily Syme (Aston Villa), Ella Toone (Manchester United)

Forwards: Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool), Ellie Brazil (Brighton & Hove Albion), Hannah Cain (Everton), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Alessia Russo (University of North Carolina), Charlie Wellings (Bristol City).

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