Sarina Wiegman names lineup for England’s UEFA Women’s Nations League debut against Scotland

England’s UEFA Women’s Nations League campaign is set to commence on Friday evening, as the Lionesses host Scotland at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. Just a month on from a heartbreaking FIFA Women’s World Cup Final defeat at Stadium Australia, Sarina Wiegman’s side will look to pick up three points against a historic rival.

Having been named as England’s Player of the Year recently, Mary Earps retains her starting spot as the Lionesses number one. She is supported by a strong back four of Jess Carter, Alex Greenwood, Millie Bright and Lucy Bronze.

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Georgia Stanway and Katie Zelem form the midfield pivot, with Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly on the flanks. Rachel Daly will lead the line, with Lauren James slotting in just behind the Aston Villa forward. Notably, Alessia Russo has been rested for this fixture ahead of potential involvement against the Netherlands on Tuesday.

ENG: Earps; Carter, Greenwood, Bright, Bronze; Stanway, Zelem; Hemp, James, Kelly; Daly

SCO: Gibson; Docherty, Corsie, Howard, McLauchlan; Kerr, Weir; Emslie, Hanson, Grimshaw; Thomas