Lionesses return to motion in April, taking on Brazil at Wembley earlier than dealing with Australia at Brentford’s Gtech Stadium; Sarina Wiegman’s side are preparing for this summer time‘s global Cup which commences on July 20; Hannah Hampton and Esme Morgan have been included as part of a 25-participant squad
Esme Morgan and Hannah Hampton had been blanketed in Sarina Wiegman’s 25-participant squad
Sarina Wiegman has passed recalls to Hannah Hampton and Esme Morgan at the same time as uncapped Lucy Parker additionally returns to the fold because the Lionesses prepare for back-to-back fixtures in opposition to Brazil and world Cup co-hosts Australia in April.
twice-capped Aston Villa goalkeeper Hampton returns for the first time seeing that remaining summer time‘s Euros triumph.
Manchester metropolis defender Morgan won her 3 senior caps ultimate October and November, even as fellow defender Parker, of West Ham, is the best uncapped member of the 25-player squad.
dropping out from February’s selection are the injured Emily Ramsey along with Lotte Wubben-Moy, Katie Zelem and Ebony Salmon.
Chelsea forward Fran Kirby continues to be absent as she recovers from a knee injury, while Bethany England additionally misses out no matter scoring six dreams seeing that joining Tottenham from Chelsea in January.
This England camp will be the ultimate earlier than Wiegman names her squad for the world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which starts on July 20.
Wiegman said: “We are getting towards the sector Cup and that i can not think of higher video games to evaluate our development. After those games, there could be much less than 3 months till we fly to the match and we need to make each second on and stale the pitch count number.”
The Lionesses have now not confronted Australia considering October 2018 when Kirby scored in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
The remaining meeting with Brazil become in October 2019 on the Riverside Stadium whilst Debinha scored twice for the visitors, earlier than England’s late comfort in a 2-1 defeat.
Wiegman: do not count on plenty trade | issue over Kirby
“Very difficult [to make selections]. The depth of the squad is ideal. I have to make some tough choices so it’s no longer easy.
“For this camp [Rachel Daly] is chosen as a forward, we recognize she’s very flexible. let‘s strive her there for now. I selected to position less forwards in, Ebony Salmon and Bethany England are both centre-forwards and competition in that position is so high. we’ve different players who can play there – Lauren Hemp can play that function if we love to. it’s also in my mind.
“that is the final second we’ve [before the World Cup]. but after this camp till cease of season, there are masses of weeks to move. I want to peer now the gamers we’ve got in, in our environment. I do not expect a good deal trade however there is time to move.
“i am concerned, she has been out for some time,” Wiegman stated of Kirby. “I want to preserve this possibility open. She’ll be handled like absolutely everyone else. it is a little concern, but also do not think too much ahead – we’re looking at how she progresses.”
speaking approximately the inclusion of Lucy Parker, Wiegman stated: “We see matters in her we absolutely like. velocity, agility and aggressiveness. We virtually like those matters and that i need to look that during our environment next week.”
On Hannah Hampton, she delivered: “She needed to sort out some personal issues, she’s completed that. She’s proven great performances and consistency at club stage. This was the time to carry her lower back in.”
England squad in full
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck, Hannah Hampton
Defenders: Millie bright, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles, Alex Greenwood, Maya Le Tissier, Esme Morgan, Lucy Parker, Leah Williamson
Midfielders: Laura Coombs, Jordan Nobbs, Georgia Stanway, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh
Forwards: Rachel Daly, Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly, Jess Park, Alessia Russo, Katie Robinson