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Just two months before their first game of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium against Japan, England will be meeting for their last training camp on home soil at Bisham Abbey between 9-13 July.
The only change to the squad of 30 players from May's two victories over Northern Ireland and Iceland sees Charlton Athletic's Eniola Aluko return in place of Blackburn Rovers' Katie Anderton.
Arsenal's Faye White, fresh receiving from her MBE at Buckingham Palace last week, is also due to jet back from Canada where she has signed a short term contract to play in the W-League, which ends on 21 July.
"Faye missed a massive proportion of last season coming back from her ACL injury and she really needs to test her knee in difficult, competitive conditions," Head Coach Hope Powell told TheFA.com.
"When Faye came back into the squad last month it was easy to see that she needed to build her confidence and when you're short of match play, it's difficult to replicate the conditions required, even in an intense training environment.
"Faye is experienced enough to know that her reactions and decision making were a little bit off in the games against Northern Ireland and Iceland so we pursued a number of avenues for her. A lot of credit must go to Mo [Marley] as her relationship with Ottawa Fury has ensured that Faye has been able to go and play for them. After Everton met them on a pre-season tour last season, Mo was very complimentary about their set-up and the coaching staff have ensured that Faye will be well looked after, for which we are obviously very grateful."
Faye made her debut for the Fury last night in a 3-2 victory over the star-studded Jersey Sky Blue at Carleton University's Keith Harris Stadium. The Sky Blue boasted USA players Casey Nogueira and Tobin Heath, Switzerland's Lara Dickenmann, Iceland's Erla Arnardottir and Brazilian, Formiga. England Under-21 players Rachel Axon and Jodie Taylor are also at the Fury, with both players getting on the scoresheet in their last two fixtures before last night.
England training camp squad:
Rachel Brown (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Bristol Academy), Carly Telford (Sunderland), Kay Hawke (Blackburn Rovers), Faye White (Arsenal), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Mary Phillip (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Charlton Athletic), Michelle Hickmott (Charlton Athletic), Rachel Unitt (Everton), Lindsay Johnson (Everton) Laura Bassett (Birmingham City), Stephanie Houghton (Sunderland), Corinne Yorston (Bristol Academy), Emily Westwood (Everton), Fara Williams (Everton), Kelly McDougall (Everton), Jill Scott (Everton) Anita Asante (Arsenal), Katie Chapman (Arsenal), Kelly Smith (Arsenal) Vicky Exley (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Jo Potter (Charlton Athletic), Sue Smith (Leeds Utd), Amanda Barr (Leeds Utd), Rachel Yankey (Arsenal), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Karen Carney (Arsenal), Jody Handley (Everton), Eniola Aluko (Charlton Athletic).
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