Published 17 November 2021 4 min read
England Women's Youth Teams

England WU23s and Development Phase squads named

Written by:

Callum Davies

Young Lionesses sides to play Estonia and take part in the Algarve Cup in November

England’s rising talent will get the chance to impress again when the England women’s under-23s take on Estonia in an international fixture on Tuesday 30 November.

Under Mo Marley’s guidance, the squad will meet Estonia in a 2.30pm kick-off at St. George’s Park. Last month, the WU23s were 1-0 winners away to Belgium and will hope for another encouraging outing in their last fixture of 2021.

Meanwhile, Emma Coates is to lead a development squad to take part in the Algarve Cup in Portugal from 21-30 November. 

The Young Lionesses will take on Norway at 4pm on Wednesday 24 November before meeting the Netherlands at 1pm on Monday 29 November.

England women’s senior head coach Sarina Wiegman said: “The return of international football in these last few months has been positive for everyone. Of course, this goes for the fans and our senior players - but we cannot underestimate how especially important it is for our younger age groups to be getting these kind of games.

“To play against different nations and experience new styles and surroundings is so helpful. For those coming through, they can grow as people as well as players. I hope everyone involved in these matches has a good camp and enjoy the honour of representing England.”

England WU23 squad

Goalkeepers: Fran Bentley (Bristol City, loan from Man Utd), Emily Ramsey (Birmingham City, loan from Manchester United)

Defenders: Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur), Megan Finnigan (Everton), Grace Fisk (West Ham United), Gabrielle George (Everton), Taylor Hinds (Liverpool), Maya Le Tissier (Brighton & Hove Albion), Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa), Lucy Parker (West Ham United), Anna Patten (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina), Melisa Filis (West Ham United), Lauren James (Chelsea), Jessica Park (Manchester City), Molly Pike (Leicester City)

Forwards: Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur), Ellie Brazil (Brighton & Hove Albion), Emma Harries (Reading), Jodie Hutton (Aston Villa), Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur), Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ebony Salmon (Racing Louisville)

England Development Phase Squad

Goalkeepers: Hermione Cull (Arsenal), Faye Kirby (Everton), Natalia Negri (Arsenal)

Defenders: Brooke Aspin (Bristol City), Abi Cowie (Birmingham City), Jorja Fox (Chelsea), Grace Gillard (Arsenal), Teyah Goldie (Arsenal), Naomi Layzell (Bristol City), Lucy Parry (Liverpool), Gracie Prior (Manchester City)*, Kelci-Rose Bowers (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Grace Clinton (Everton), Halle Houssein (Arsenal), Libbi McInnes (Sunderland), Grace Palmer (Chelsea), Olivia McLoughlin (Aston Villa), Polly Watson (Manchester United)**

Forwards: Reanna Blades (Chelsea), Sarah Brasero-Carriera (Ipswich Town), Isabel Bryant (Ipswich Town), Freya Jupp (Arsenal), Lucy O’Brien (Ipswich Town), Emma Thompson (Chelsea)

* Replaces Ruby Mace (Manchester City) 
** Replaces Elysia Boddy (Middlesbrough)