Williamson returns to Lionesses squad

Leah Williamson has been named in an England Women's squad for the first time since returning from a serious knee injury. 

England captain Williamson, who was forced to sit out last summer's Women's World Cup after suffering an ACL rupture, returned to action for the Gunners in late January after a nine-month lay-off, and is now back in Lionesses contention for the upcoming friendlies against Austria and Italy in February.

It is the first time the Arsenal defender will feature in an England selection since the team lifted the Women's Finalissima trophy in April 2023.

Jess Park, who last featured for the Lionesses in October, has also been included in the 23-player group.

Millie Bright and Bethany England are out injured while there is no room for Nikita Parris despite a good run of form for Manchester United.