England recalls fit-again Bright for Euro Qualifiers

Bright is back for England's Euro Qualifiers after getting fit again

Millie Bright, the World Cup captain, has made a triumphant return to the England squad after overcoming a knee injury that had kept her out since October.

Bright, 30, who captained England to the World Cup final last summer, has unfortunately been sidelined for over five months this season. However, there is good news as she has been included in manager Sarina Wiegman’s 24-player squad for their Euro 2025 qualifiers.

She is accompanied in the squad by Aggie Beever-Jones, a 20-year-old Chelsea player who is making her debut. Beever-Jones replaces striker Rachel Daly, who retired from international football in April.

Beever-Jones has had an impressive season for Chelsea, finding the back of the net 11 times in just 15 Women’s Super League matches.

The England Under-23 forward was given the opportunity to join the senior squad as a last-minute replacement for the injured Chloe Kelly during February’s 7-2 friendly win against Austria. However, she did not get a chance to play.

Wiegman has also announced a standby list consisting of Maya le Tissier from Manchester United, Missy Bo Kearns from Liverpool, Kayla Rendell from Southampton, and Jess Naz from Tottenham.

The Lionesses, eager to maintain their European title in Switzerland next year, will be hosting France at St James’ Park on 31 May, followed by a trip to Saint-Etienne on 4 June.

Wiegman has confirmed that the squad will travel to Norwich to face the Republic of Ireland on 12 July, followed by a match in Sweden on 16 July.

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