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Beth Mead returns to England squad for the first time in over a year

Arsenal star Beth Mead has been included in the England squad for the first time in over a year following her ACL injury.

Sarina Wiegman has named her England squad for the Nations League games against the Netherlands and Scotland. The Euro 2022 Golden Boot winner, Beth Mead, has been called up to the squad after a year.

Mead suffered an ACL injury in November last year and missed the World Cup in the summer. She made her first start for Arsenal this season in a 3-0 WSL victory against Brighton last weekend.

If the Lionesses want to finish at the top of League A, Group 1, they have to beat the Netherlands in their next Nations League match on 1 Dec.

Wiegman told reporters on Tuesday: “We know we’ll need to win our last two games of 2023. and we’ll give everything we have for that outcome.

“This group have shown resilience and strength of character time and time again and I have absolutely no doubts we’ll be ready to go when the whistle blows for both fixtures. We always embrace the opportunity to play at Wembley, it’s been home to some of our biggest and happiest occasions.

We’ll need the crowd to play their part and continue the incredible backing they’ve shown for the team. They’ve always been there when we need them and we’ll need them once again. An away fixture against Scotland is also an occasion we’ll all look forward to. but we’ll take it one game at a time.”

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Chelsea), Khiara Keating (Manchester City)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea). Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Grace Clinton (Tottenham Hotspur), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich). Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal) Alessia Russo (Arsenal)

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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