England females: Jordan Nobbs returns for Brazil and Portugal friendlies

Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal

Jordan Nobbs went back to action for Toolbox in September after being hurt in November 2018

Midfielder Jordan Nobbs is back in the England ladies squad for the friendlies versus Brazil and Portugal after returning from a major knee injury.

Arsenal’s Nobbs ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in November, ruling her out of the summer’s World Cup.

Manchester City’s Jill Scott, Chelsea striker Fran Kirby and Lyon’s Alex Greenwood are in Phil Neville’s team.

City protector Aoife Mannion could get her first cap, while Atletico Madrid’s Toni Duggan is a notable absentee.

The 28- year-old striker has recently been sidelined by injury.

Nobbs was happy the Brazil video game will be played at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, at the club she first joined as a youngster intending to make her advancement in the video game.

” It’s pretty unique that the first video game remains in the North East,” she said.

” I don’t understand what my game time will be, however today I wish to be back in that squad, training well and if I get a possibility to be on the pitch with that England t-shirt, that’ll be a fortunate minute for me.

” My initial step is going and just ensuring that I keep my head down and keep striving.”

Lionesses head coach Neville, who directed England to 4th at the World Cup in France, confessed that his team had actually been experiencing a World Cup “hangover” in the draw with Belgium last month and the defeat by Norway.

But he stated the return of Nobbs, who has made 4 Arsenal looks this season, and other senior gamers would help the group improve for the coming friendlies.

He said: “To get Jordan back is really exciting. Her mindset has actually been terrific. From the moment she was diagnosed, her focus was to get back into that England t-shirt as soon as possible.

” Her interest and the performances she has actually had so far this season – that gamer we have actually become familiar with and we missed at the World Cup has returned up to speed incredibly.”

The Football Association says 23,000 tickets have been cost the match versus Brazil in Middlesbrough on Saturday, 5 October, with the component in Portugal 3 days later.

” It will be excellent to be back in front of our fans again after two away matches,” Neville added.

” I understand playing in Middlesbrough will suggest enthusiastic support and the big crowd we’re expecting programs simply just how much the team connected with the general public in the summertime.”

Complete 20- player team

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps, Ellie Roebuck, Carly Telford.

Protectors: Alex Greenwood, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Aoife Mannion, Abbie McManus, Demi Stokes.

Midfielders: Beth England, Beth Mead, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Keira Walsh, Leah Williamson, Jodie Taylor.

Forwards: Rachel Daly, Fran Kirby, Nikita Parris.

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