Sarina Wiegman has named her 23-player squad for England Women’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Latvia.
The Lionesses have made a flawless start to the qualification campaign winning each of their opening four games, scoring 32 goals and conceding none.
However, they will have to fare without mainstay Leah Williamson after she picked up a hamstring injury. Fellow regulars Lucy Bronze, Ellie Roebuck and Steph Houghton are also out.
In better news, Arsenal’s Jordan Nobbs is back in the squad, while Ellen White could pick up her 100th cap if selected in either of the games.
England will first entertain Austria on Saturday 27 November at the Stadium of Light, before a home game against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
“We’ve had an extremely enjoyable and successful start to our World Cup qualifying campaign so far,” Wiegman said
“Having experienced the incredible atmosphere of Wembley Stadium last month, we’re delighted to be visiting two venues in the north of England for our games against Austria and Latvia.
“Our first fixture this camp against Austria at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland should be an extremely exciting and competitive game and will be a good test of how well we are developing as a squad as we build towards next summer’s home EURO.
“We hope to see great crowds at both games as I’m very aware of the huge supporter base and participation at the grassroots of the game that exists in both regions.
“We would love to end this calendar year in style with two great World Cup qualifying matches as we prepare for what will be an incredible 2022 for women’s football in England.”
Full England Women squad
Goalkeeper: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy Maciver (Everton)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)
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