Mo Marley has named an extended 24-player squad for a double header that will take place in three weeks against the USA in preparation for the Euros to be played in August.

Goalkeeper Sian Rogers, defenders Anna Patten, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Taylor Hinds alongside forwards Rianna Dean and Chloe Kelly are all in the squad and will hope to be selected in the final 18-player squad.

The tournament will be played in Northern Ireland from the 8th to 20th of August with games in Belfast, Lurgan, Ballymena and Portadown.

England have one of their strongest squads for many years with the best of the players born in 98 mixed with the upcoming players born in 99 that qualified last year for the u17 World Cup quarter-finals in Jordan.

The full squad is:

Goalkeepers: Sandy MacIver (Clemson University), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Sian Rogers (Arsenal).

Defenders: Danielle Brown (Sunderland), Zoe Cross (University of Missouri), Megan Finnigan (Everton), Grace Fisk (University of South Carolina), Taylor Hinds (Arsenal), Mayumi Pacheco (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Anna Patten (Arsenal), Samantha Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Georgia Allen (Syracuse University), Niamh Charles (Liverpool), Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City), Mollie Rouse (Aston Villa), Alessia Russo (Brighton & Hove Albion), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City).

Forwards: Rinsola Babajide (Watford), Ellie Brazil (Birmingham City), Rianna Dean (Arsenal), Chloe Kelly (Arsenal), Ella Toone (Manchester City), Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City).

As usual, the game at St George’s Park will be played behind closed doors which means no fans allowed but “Both matches will be open to friends, family, club representatives and invited guests only.”

It is a shame that since the St George’s Park complex opened, the majority of England’s Youth team games have been played there and therefore the general public is not allowed to watch anymore.

In the past, they were for most open to the public.