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Esme Morgan added to Lionesses squad for April internationals

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Manchester City defender Esme Morgan has been called up to the England squad for the international friendlies against France and Canada in the coming days.

Morgan will initially join the rest of the Lionesses squad at the training camp at St George’s Park and will then travel to France with the group for the game in Caen on 9 April.

Esme Morgan has previously been called up to an England training camp | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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England play the follow up friendly against Canada at the bet365 Stadium in Stoke, with Morgan available for selection for both games.

The 20-year-old is currently uncapped at senior international level but was called up by former manager Phil Neville for a training camp in September and has represented England previously at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.

Morgan has continued to establish herself at Manchester City this season following a loan at Everton in 2019/20 that ultimately had to be cut short when the WSL was abandoned.

Morgan was on loan at WSL club Everton last season
Morgan was on loan at WSL club Everton last season | Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Updated 25-player England squad for France & Canada friendlies:

Goalkeepers: Ellie Roebuck (Man City), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Carly Telford (Chelsea), Karen Bardsley (OL Reign)

Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Man City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Millie Turner (Man Utd), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Man City), Alex Greenwood (Man City), Esme Morgan (Man City)

Midfielders: Georgia Stanway (Man City), Jill Scott (Everton), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Keira Walsh (Man City), Lauren Hemp (Man City), Ella Toone (Man Utd), Niamh Charles (Chelsea)

Forwards: Ellen White (Man City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Bethany England (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Man City), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash)

The France game will be broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer on Friday 9 April, kicking off at 8.10pm (BST), with the Canada fixture also on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer four days later on Tuesday 13 April and getting underway at 7.15pm (BST).

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