England Women's head coach Phil Neville has named a 28-player extended squad for the Lionesses’ October international camp.
England will face international competition for the first time since March when they head to Germany to face Europe’s highest ranked team at the Brita Arena in Wiesbaden on Tuesday 27 October (kick-off 3pm GMT).
The Lionesses will meet up at England’s St. George’s Park base on Sunday, with an in-house training game scheduled for Friday 23 October before the squad travel to Germany.
Neville has again called up a cohort of younger players as he continues to rebuild his squad with a focus on delivering success at the home UEFA Women’s EURO in 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
Youngsters Millie Turner, Esme Morgan, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone receive their second senior call-up having impressed Neville and his coaching team during last month’s training camp in Burton.
Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze returns to the fold having been withdrawn through injury in September. Nikita Parris also rejoins her England teammates after missing September’s training camp due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
“It’s exciting to be facing top-class opposition again after such a long lay-off since the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year," said Neville.
"Germany are currently ranked second in the world so there’s no doubt it will be a tough test for us, but a vital one as we measure our progress against one of the best teams in the world.
“It will give us a clear idea of where we’re at in terms of our squad depth and development as we prepare for the home UEFA EURO in 2022. We want to compete for the highest honours in world football and that means challenging ourselves against the very strongest opposition.
“I was impressed with the performances of a number of younger players who joined our senior squad last month and I look forward to seeing their further integration and development during this camp.
"This is an exciting period for England players of all ages and experience to stake their claim for a place in the squad as we build towards upcoming major tournaments.”
Following the trip to Germany, England Women will round the year off with a game against Norway at Bramall Lane on 1 December.
Goalkeepers: Hannah Hampton (Birmingham City), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Carly Telford (Chelsea)
Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Grace Fisk (West Ham United), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Millie Turner (Manchester United), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Izzy Christiansen (Everton), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Manchester City)
Forwards: Rachel Daly (West Ham United, loan from Houston Dash), Bethany England (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Olympique Lyonnais), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ellen White (Manchester City)