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England Women U23s Squad Announced for Croud Meadow fixture!

14 September 2023

Head Coach Emma Coates names a 23-strong squad for the first two fixtures of the new campaign.

England women’s under-23s will travel away to Norway to kick off the season before hosting Belgium at the Croud Meadow.

Their game against Belgium kicks off at 7pm on Monday, September 25 and tickets are on sale now!

THE SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Lucy Thomas (Birmingham City), Fran Bentley (Bristol City), Kayla Rendell (Southampton)

Defenders: Poppy Pattinson (Brighton & Hove Albion), Naomi Layzell (Bristol City), Mia Ross (Charlton Athletic), Kiera Skeels (Charlton Athletic), Tara Bourne (Sheffield United), Ella Morris (Southampton), Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur), Anouk Denton (West Ham)

Midfielders: Laura Blindkilde Brown (Aston Villa), Ruby Grant (BK Hacken), Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool), Ruby Mace (Manchester City), Grace Clinton (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Manchester United), Melisa Filis (West Ham)

Forwards: Freya Gregory (Aston Villa), Aggie Beever-Jones (Chelsea), Missy Goodwin (Leicester City), Molly Pike (Southampton), Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur), Emma Harries (West Ham)

Emma Coates said: “It’s going to be a hugely exciting year for the WU23s as we compete in our first structured competition. As the women’s game continues to grow, we need to ensure our WU23 age group is connected to the pathway to the senior team, and this competition gives us the chance to do exactly that.

“The first two fixtures against Norway and Belgium will be a tough test against quality opposition, which is exactly what we want to start our campaign strongly. We hope to see a good crowd turnout in Shrewsbury to cheer the team on in our first home game of the new season.”

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