Mark Sampson has selected a 28-player squad for the upcoming friendlies in Spain and it includes five Arsenal players.

Those two friendlies are the first steps towards the 2017 Euros that will be played in Netherlands with the SheBelieves Cup coming in March and more friendlies in April and June.

All the players will be looking to book their place in the finals’ 23-player squad with England among the favourites to win the trophy as they are currently ranked fourth in the world and could move up to third in the FIFA rankings.

The full squad is as follows:


Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Mary Earps (Reading), Carly Telford (Notts County)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (Notts County), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Notts County), Claire Rafferty (Chelsea), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City)


Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)


Karen Carney (Chelsea), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Gemma Davison (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal), Rachel Williams (Notts County), Ellen White (Notts County)

England will take part in a three nations tournament at the end of this month. The Lionesses will face Norway at the La Manga Club (Sunday 22 January) and Sweden at the Pinatar Arena (Tuesday 24 January).