England calling once again for defender Lucy

Lucy Bronze in action for England in the recent World Cup qualifier against Belarus. Picture by Steve Bardens - The FA.
Lucy Bronze in action for England in the recent World Cup qualifier against Belarus. Picture by Steve Bardens - The FA.

Lucy Bronze has been called up to the England senior squad for the nation’s two World Cup qualifiers later this month.

The Three Lions entertain Wales at The Den on Saturday, October 26, which is the day of The FA’s 150th anniversary.

Five days later, they take on Turkey, in Adana, as the road to Canada 2015 hots up.

Bronze’s selection further cements her place as an England regular, following her full debut last month and first senior call-up earlier this year.

The 21-year-old from Alnwick was named as left-back in the country’s opening qualifying match – a convincing win against Belarus.

She kept her place in the 8-0 victory over Turkey a few days later, as England topped Group 6.

The former Duchess’s Community High School pupil recently won the FA Women’s Super League with Liverpool Ladies. She was named as the club’s Players’ Player of the Year and in the BBC’s team of the season.

The FA has confirmed that Brent Hills will manage the England women’s team for the Wales and Turkey games.

He had initially stood in for September’s qualifying matches as a temporary replacement for Hope Powell. But the Club England Management Board has deferred the appointment of a new permanent Head Coach until after the latest round of matches.

The Wales and Turkey games will be shown on the BBC.