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Millie Turner is relishing being back with the England squad
Millie Turner is relishing being back with the England squad

Millie Turner is relishing being in the England fold again after a call-up she says was "quite unexpected". 

Turner, whose previous involvement with the Lionesses came as part of a training camp in 2020 under Phil Neville, was summoned by Sarina Wiegman last week as a replacement for the injured Millie Bright. 

While it came as a surprise to the 27-year-old Manchester United defender, it is something her father "had a feeling" about. 

Regarding the phone call she received from Wiegman, Turner said: "It was very exciting and quite unexpected.

"I remember I was sat at home and and I just tried to play it quite cool when she told me she was calling me up, 

"But after the phone call ended I was so buzzing. 

"I rang my family, rang my dad, and he said he was just so proud of me. It was a big moment for me and my family. 

"I think my neighbours at the start were hating me because I was jumping around my house! But my dad, I just remember him saying, 'Mill, I’m so proud of you'.

"He said he had a feeling that I'd get called into this camp, so I think he's been talking it into reality. 

"For me, it's all I've ever dreamed of, all I've ever hoped of. It's just been such a big ambition for me to play for my country."

Turner could make her senior international debut at Wembley when England face the Netherlands on Friday in the first of their final two Nations League group games. 

A clash against Scotland at Hampden Park follows four days later and Wilmslow-born Turner added: "Just to be part of this team is such a great honour. 

"To be able to put that shirt on and even to play at Wembley would be incredible."

The European champions and World Cup runners-up, who are third in Nations League Group A1, must beat the Netherlands to stay in contention for top spot — the position they need to have a chance to secure qualification for Great Britain to the Paris 2024 Olympics.


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