Next Game

Italy v England

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 19:45

International Match

Wembley

Last Game

England 4 - 0 Lithuania

Friday, 27 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

England women's squad named

Rachel Yankey is a surprise omission from the squad named by new England Women's manager Mark Samson for the training camp in La Manga January.

Last Updated: 18/12/13 at 19:50 Post Comment

Rachel Yankey: A surprise omission from England squad

Rachel Yankey: A surprise omission from England squad

Yankey, who has a record 129 caps for England, misses out after failing to start any of the four World Cup qualifiers under caretaker manager Brent Hills following England's poor showing at the European Championships.

England skipper Casey Stoney is out of the squad due to injury but Sampson has called up Corinne Yorston, his captain during his time as manager of Bristol Academy.

Yorston earns her first call-up in five years and is joined in the squad by Bristol team-mates Jemma Rose and Siobhan Chamberlain.

Liverpool Ladies striker Natasha Dowie is recalled to the squad as is Boston Breakers striker Lianne Sanderson, who returns to the set-up following a three-year absence after falling out with previous manager Hope Powell.

Uncapped Arsenal duo Gilly Flaherty and Danielle Carter have also been named in the squad, and Sampson insists the trip to La Manga is a chance for all of the players to show what they can do.

"It's a great opportunity for us now with the training camp to bring some new players in to see how they adapt to the environment and see what they can do," Sampson said. "Moving forward for me it's about what they produce on the pitch and their character.

"If they are a professional character and the type of person who can fit into our team and they're playing well for their club they will have an opportunity to be selected

"Whether they have no caps or 150 caps, young or old the door is always open it's up to the players now to prove how much they want to play for England."

La Manga squad in full:

Goalkeepers

Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy)

Defenders

Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Rachel Daly (LA Strikers), Gilly Flaherty (Arsenal), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida), Dunia Susi (Chelsea), Corinne Yorston (Bristol Academy)

Midfielders

Anita Asante (Malmo), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool)

Forwards

Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Gemma Davison (Liverpool), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Jodie Taylor (Sydney), Ellen White (Arsenal).

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Israel 0-3 Wales: Gareth Bale's double sends Wales top of Group B

Gareth Bale scored two and set up another as Wales moved to the top of Group B with a 3-0 win over 10-man Israel in Haifa.

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool trip to Arsenal

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, despite pulling out of England's Turin date.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company