Published 30 March 2022 4 min read
Women's U23

England WU23s squad for Netherlands double-header in April

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Callum Davies

England Women’s under-23s will face Netherlands on Friday 8 April and Monday 11 April at the Pinatar Arena

England’s next generation of footballers are preparing for action once again with two WU23 fixtures confirmed against the Netherlands during a warm-weather camp in Spain.

Mo Marley will take a 24-player squad to the Pinatar Arena in Murcia for the matches against the Dutch on Friday 8 April (kick-off 3pm BST) and Monday 11 April (kick-off 11am BST).

Marley said: “We are really pleased to have lined up these two games against strong opposition. Every time we play it is a chance for the players to show what they can do and continue their development – while also building those close connections you need with team-mates on and off the pitch as you come through the pathway.” 

In February, the Young Lionesses played a double-header away to France, drawing 1-1 after a 3-2 defeat

Ebony Salmon scored in both games, while Missy Bo Kearns was also on target in the first fixture, and both have been included in the squad once again.

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The Squad

Goalkeepers: Fran Bentley (Bristol City, loan from Manchester United), Sandy MacIver (Everton), 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), Poppy Pattinson (Everton)

Midfielders: Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), Melisa Filis (West Ham United), Ruby Grant (University of North Carolina), Shannon O’Brien (Leicester City), Molly Pike (Leicester City)

Forwards: Rinsola Babajide (Real Betis), Ellie Brazil (Brighton & Hove Albion), Emma Harries (Reading), Lauren James (Chelsea), Jessica Park (Manchester City), Katie Robinson (Charlton Athletic, loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), Ebony Salmon (Racing Louisville)