Source: Gino D'Andrea

England Women U23 squad named for La Manga tournament

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Marieanne Spacey has named the England U23 squad to face Germany, USA and Sweden at the La Manga Tournament in March.

Ten of the squad took part in the FIFA Women’s Under-20s World Cup in 2014, while Dan Carter has already made her senior team debut, in which she scored a hat-trick against Estonia last September.

England open up against Germany on Wednesday 2 March, followed by USA on Friday 4 March and Sweden on Sunday 6 March.

Spacey, who has a dual role of U23s head coach and senior team assistant, will fly out to the USA after the tournament to join up with the senior team to help with their preparations for the final match of the SheBelieves Cup, against France on Wednesday 9 March.

Under-23s squad

Lizzie Durack (Harvard University), Mary Earps (Reading)

Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Meaghan Sargeant (Birmingham City), Paige Williams (Brescia)

Jade Bailey (Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Bethany England (Chelsea), Sherry McCue (Sheffield), Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Ashleigh Plumptre (Notts County)

Dan Carter (Arsenal), Leah Galton (Sky Blue), Ashley Hodson (Liverpool), Mel Lawley (Birmingham City), Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City), Nikita Parris (Manchester City).

Photo above features Chelsea’s Jade Bailey and Bethany England by Gino D’Andrea