Sarina Wiegman has called up Laura Coombes and Emily Ramsey for the first England squad of 2023 ahead of the second edition of the Arnold Clark Cup.
England won the inaugural tournament last year and are now preparing to retain the title against the likes of Italy, Belgium and South Korea.
With a notable absentee in star player and Euro 2022 Player of the Tournament Beth Mead, the Lionesses boss has had to make some adjustments for her latest camp. Veteran Manchester City midfielder Laura Coombs returns to the national team for the first time since 2020. Coombs also signed a new deal until 2025 with the Cityzens on Tuesday.
Everton goalkeeper Emily Ramsey, on loan from Manchester United, received a first senior call up after some impressive performances from the youngster in the Women’s Super League this term.
Captain Leah Williamson also returns to the squad after an injury forced her to miss out on the November squad. Her return to the camp will come as a huge boost for the Dutch coach and her teammates.
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The most notable absentees from this latest squad are Manchester United forward Nikita Parris, who was part of Wiegman’s last squad, and Tottenham Hotspur forward Beth England, who left Chelsea last month in the hopes of forcing her way back into the England squad.
The Lionesses take on South Korea in their first Arnold Clark Cup tie on Thursday, February 16 with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.