England: Hannah Hampton and Alessia Russo recalled for World Cup qualifiers

Alessia Russo earned her solely England cap towards Spain in March 2020

Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton and Manchester United ahead Alessia Russo have been recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers towards Northern Eire and Latvia.

Steph Houghton continues to be injured, with Leah Williamson – who captained England within the Manchester Metropolis defender’s absence in September – once more included.

Manchester Metropolis’s Ellie Roebuck and Lucy Bronze are additionally injured.

Williamson’s Arsenal team-mate Jordan Nobbs has been overlooked of the squad.

Nobbs missed out on convincing victories towards North Macedonia and Luxembourg in September’s qualifiers due to an ankle damage, however has since returned for her membership.

Racing Louisville ahead Ebony Salmon is overlooked this time regardless of being concerned in September, whereas Manchester Metropolis midfielder Keira Walsh is again to full health and included as soon as once more.

England are high of their 2023 World Cup qualifying group, having overwhelmed North Macedonia 8-0 in Southampton earlier than a 10-0 victory in Luxembourg.

The Lionesses will play their first aggressive recreation at Wembley after they face Northern Eire on 23 October, earlier than enjoying in Latvia on Tuesday 26 October.

The continued absence of Roebuck means the battle to develop into England’s subsequent common beginning goalkeeper continues.

Mary Earps, of Manchester United, bought the prospect to stake a declare within the final spherical of qualifiers and promising 20-year-old Hampton – who has changed Chelsea’s Carly Telford within the squad – is hoping for an opportunity this time.

Manchester Metropolis ahead Ellen White is included as she continues her bid to interrupt Kelly Smith’s ladies’s file of 46 objectives for England – a goal of which she is at the moment three brief.

Head coach Sarina Wiegman stated: “The unbelievable environment our supporters generated at St Mary’s Stadium for our match towards North Macedonia gave our gamers and workers an incredible raise, so the prospect of enjoying in entrance of 1000’s of followers at our nationwide stadium later this month will probably be a particular second.

“We do nonetheless have one or two accidents to key gamers to take care of, however the depth in our squad may be very robust.”

England squad

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy MacIver (Everton).

Defenders: Millie Vibrant (Chelsea), Jessica Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Sprint), Alex Greenwood (Manchester Metropolis), Demi Stokes (Manchester Metropolis), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Jill Scott (Manchester Metropolis), Lucy Staniforth (Manchester United), Georgia Stanway (Manchester Metropolis), Keira Walsh (Manchester Metropolis), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Manchester United).

Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester Metropolis), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester Metropolis).

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