Man Utd defender added to England squad as Chelsea ace drops out with injury

Manchester United defender Millie Turner has been called up to the Lionesses squad ahead of the Nations League clashes against Netherlands and Scotland.

Manchester United defender Millie Turner has been added to the England squad for the upcoming UEFA Women's Nations League games against Netherlands and Scotland.

The 27-year-old United defender has been added to the squad as a replacement for skipper Millie Bright, with the Chelsea defender ruled out of the Lionesses upcoming games with a knee injury.

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The Red Devils defender has been capped by the Lionesses at both under 19 and under 21 level but has yet to play for the senior, despite previously being included in international squad. She was first called up as part of a 30-player training camp back in September 2020.

Turner's call up comes following an excellent run of form that saw her become part of the Women's Super Leagues best defence last season and she will join fellow team mates Ella Toone, Maya La Tissier, Katie Zelem and Mary Earps.

Sarina Wiegman's side will look to return to winning ways next week against the Dutch after two defeats in their last three games saw them sink to second bottom in the Nations League group.

Turner's inclusion in the squad could see her face off against former Manchester United team mate Jackie Groenen, who is expected to be in the Netherlands midfield as the sides clash at Wembley Stadium next Friday (Dec 1).

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The Lionesses will then travel north of the border for a crunch clash with rivals Scotland at Hampden Park, who are expected to have former United favourites Kirsty Hanson and Martha Thomas in their line-up.

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