Lionesses: November Camp
England boss Sarina Wigeman has named a 23-player squad to round off the final international break of the year.
Saturday, 20 November 2021
The Lionesses will take on Austria and Latvia at home as part of their 2023 World Cup Qualifying campaign. Currently, England sit at the top of Group D with 12 points and a goal difference of 32, having won all four of their group games so far.
Interim captain Leah Williamson is unavailable after picking up a “significant hamstring” injury in the North London derby last week. With usual captain Steph Houghton out and Lucy Bronze still absent, Wiegman will make the decision to name another captain for these upcoming games. Manchester City’s Ellen White and Alex Greenwood may be chosen to lead the team, as could Chelsea’s Millie Bright. Keira Walsh may also be in contention, offering vision, composure and maturing leadership.
Arsenal’s Jordan Nobbs comes into the squad after a lengthy spell away from the national side. The midfielder missed out on both the 2019 World Cup due to injury and this year’s Olympics as part of Team GB. Nobbs is a seasoned player, both domestically and internationally, and will offer another creative bite to England’s attack.
In-form tyrants Lauren Hemp and Beth Mead retain their places, as do Manchester United's dynamic duo Ella Toone and Alessia Russo.
Lucy Staniforth has will not be a part of November’s camp after two consecutive call ups. Wiegman states Staniforth’s lack of minutes with domestic club Manchester United as the main reason for this. The rest of Wiegman’s squad remains unchanged from the Lionesses last camp in October.
The Lionesses will take on Austria at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light at 12:30pm (GMT) on Saturday 27th November. They will then face Latvia at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium at 7pm (GMT) on Tuesday 30th November.
GK: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy MacIver (Everton)
DF: 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)
MF: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)
FW: Bethany 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)