England WU23s squad named for Belgium trip
Kay Cossington, head off women’s technical, said: “Sarina and her staff want to bridge the gap between the age groups and the seniors and after 18 months of limited international football in the women’s game, we can start to make up for lost opportunities.
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Meanwhile, the WU17s returned this week after making it through the first round of qualifying in Poland ahead of the 2022 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship next summer.
The squad will now enter the next round in the New Year as one of 28 teams hoping to secure one of seven spots in the eight-team finals to be held in Bosnia-Herzegovina next May.
Goalkeepers: Fran Bentley (Bristol City, loan from Man Utd), Emily Ramsey (Birmingham City, loan from Manchester United), Fran Stenson (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan from Arsenal)
Defenders: Megan Finnigan (Everton), Gabrielle George (Everton), Taylor Hinds (Liverpool), Jodie Hutton (Aston Villa)*** Maya Le Tissier (Brighton & Hove Albion), Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa), Anna Patten (Arsenal), Poppy Pattinson (Everton), Kiera Skeels (Charlton Athletic)
Midfielders: Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina), Melisa Filis (West Ham United), Jessica Park (Manchester City), Molly Pike (Leicester City)
Forwards: Rinsola Babajide (Brighton, loan from Liverpool)*, Ellie Brazil (Brighton & Hove Albion), Emma Harries (Reading), Lucy Parker (West Ham United)** Katie Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ebony Salmon (Racing Louisville)
* Replaces Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur)
** Replaces Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur)
*** Replaces Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur),