National Teams

Ubogagu and England Ready for Austria On Thursday

Ubogagu and England Ready for Austria On Thursday

The Lionesses take on Austria in Maria Enzersdorf on Thursday, November 8th before hosting Sweden at Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium on Sunday, November 11th.

And Neville has underlined his commitment to giving young players opportunities to progress to the senior team, with first call-ups for Manchester City duo Georgia Stanway and Ellie Roebuck.

Stanway has netted seven goals in her opening six starts at club level so far this season and was joint top-scorer at this summer’s U20 World Cup as Mo Marley’s squad secured bronze.

There’s also a first-time spot in the squad for ex-Arsenal forward Chioma Ubogagu, currently plying her trade on loan at Brisbane Roar from Orlando Pride.

“We’re really looking forward to these two fixtures,” said Neville, who awarded seven players their full international debuts in last month’s World Cup qualifying match in Kazakhstan.

“It’s an opportunity to test ourselves against top quality opposition as we continue our preparation for next summer’s World Cup.

“We’ve included three uncapped players in our squad and I’m really looking forward to working with them.

“They have performed very well for their clubs this season and fully deserve their opportunity with the senior team.”

The Full Roster

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Gabby George (Everton), Alex Greenwood (Manchester United), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Isobel Christiansen (Lyon), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City)

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Chioma Ubogagu (Brisbane Roar, loan from Orlando Pride)