Source: Gino D'Andrea

England U23s to play in Nordic Tournament

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Injuries to Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton), Danielle Carter (Arsenal) and Elisha N’Dow (Aston Villa) have resulted in Millie Bright (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Taome Oliver (Notts County), Claudia Walker (Everton) and Paige Williams (Brescia) being called up to the England U23 squad for the Nordic Tournament.

Sunderland’s Beth Mead and Everton’s Ellie Stewart have also withdrawn from the squad.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), Elizabeth Durack (Harvard University).

Defenders: Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Molly Bartrip (Reading), Jess Carter (Birmingham City), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Millie Turner (Everton), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Paige Williams (Brescia).

Midfielders: Jade Bailey (Chelsea), Jodie Brett (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Beth England (Chelsea), Claudia Walker (Everton), Katie Zelem (Liverpool).

Forwards: Rosella Ayane (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles – on loan from Arsenal), Millie Farrow (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City), Taome Oliver (Notts County).

Nordic Tournament fixtures

v Norway, Thursday 2 June
v Sweden, Saturday 4 June
v USA, Tuesday 7 June

The matches will now be played at St George’s Park, having been moved from Lilleshall, with England’s first game against Norway on Thursday 2 June (5pm KO). Matches are open to invited guests only.

Pictured above Bethany England and Jade Bailey by Gino D’Andrea