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Nobbs gets England recall; Williamson, Staniforth miss out

Jordan Nobbs has been recalled to the England Women squad for November’s World Cup qualifiers, while Leah Williamson and Lucy Staniforth have missed out.

Nobbs returns to head coach Sarina Wiegman’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Latvia after recovering from an ankle ligament injury.

Her Arsenal team-mate Williamson, who had been handed the captaincy in the last four qualifiers, is unavailable after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday’s north London derby.

Manchester City striker Ellen White has been included as she prepares to earn her 100th cap for England, but there is no room in the squad for Manchester United attacking midfielder Staniforth.

England, who have won all four of their qualifiers in Group D, remain without Ellie Roebuck, Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton as they continue their return to fitness.

They will play Austria on at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on November 27 before hosting Latvia at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on November 30.

England Women squad

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy Maciver (Everton)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daily (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Georgia Stanaway (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Bethany England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Ella Toone (Manchester United, Ellen White (Manchester City)