Everton Duo Called Up To England Camp

Everton duo Sandy MacIver and Jill Scott have been named in England Women coach Hege Riise's first 20-player squad for the forthcoming February international camp.

The get-together marks England’s first official fixture since last year’s SheBelieves Cup in the United States when they welcome Northern Ireland to the home of England football teams, St. George’s Park on Tuesday 23 February.

Midfielder Scott - who is on loan with the Blues from Manchester City until the end of the season - is in line to earn her 150th cap for England against Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper MacIver retains her place in the England squad and the 22-year-old bids to make her interntional debut.

The Lionesses will meet up at the team’s usual training base in Staffordshire on Thursday 18 February for a five-day intensive camp that will be operated under strict COVID-19 elite sport guidelines.

Coach Hege Riise said: “I am looking forward to leading my first international camp with England. I have watched a lot of England and club matches and believe this is a group of players who are capable of winning at a major tournament.

“My work from now until Sarina Wiegman’s arrival is to develop their ability, playing style and physical conditioning to contribute to future success – this summer and beyond.

“It is great for the players to have an official fixture to look forward to and is an opportunity to implement everything they have worked on from previous training camps.”