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Clinton and Keating drafted into England squad
Sarina Wiegman has named the 25-
Midfielder Grace Clinton and goalkeeper Khiara Keating are celebrating their first call-
The Lionesses, who will be determined to bounce back after defeat in the Netherlands, face Belgium twice in quick succession in a finely poised UEFA Women’s Nations League group. They will first be in action on Friday 27 October at Leicester City and then travel to Leuven to face the Red Flames four days later.
It is the Lionesses first trip to Leicester since a 1-
Wiegman said: “It’s good for us to be back together. Obviously we had a good start with the win against Scotland; however, the outcome of our last fixture against the Netherlands was disappointing. We will be fully focused to perform well twice against tough opposition. Belgium’s results in the Nations League show they are talented side who can cause teams problems, so we will need to be at our best to get the results we’re looking for.
“The group is wide open, so every game is crucial. The squad have shown their ability to respond to setbacks and I’m sure this will be no different. We look forward to meeting up at St George’s Park next Monday and putting in the time to make sure we’re fully prepared and ready to go twice in quick succession.
“Again we feel very fortunate to be playing in front of a sell-
The UEFA Women’s Nations League campaign sees England also drawn with the Netherlands and Scotland in one of a quartet of League A four-
The Lionesses’ home game at Leicester City is sold out but there is still the chance to watch the England Women’s U23s in action this month. The Young Lionesses will look to continue their unbeaten start to their new European league. Emma Coates’ side travel away to face Italy on Thursday 26 October, before welcoming Portugal to the Joie Stadium, home of Manchester City, on Monday 30 October.