Women's Team

White returns to England training

England boss Sarina Wiegman says Ellen White has returned to training ahead of Thursday's Euro 2022 warm-up friendly against Switzerland.

The City forward, who is also her nation’s leading scorer, withdrew from the Lionesses' squad last week after testing positive for COVID-19.

It meant that she missed England’s 5-1 win over the Netherlands at Leeds' Elland Road in which Lauren Hemp grabbed one goal and one assist.

And while Wiegman confirmed that White had been able to maintain her fitness during her time away from the squad, she tempered expectations on whether the striker would feature in Zurich.

She said: “(Ellen’s) good. It took a while, but we’re glad she’s back and she’s very happy too. Hopefully we can build her up again and get her ready for the Euros.

“Yes, she did (train at home), maybe one or two days she took it easy and then she trained by herself.

“She’s in shape but I don’t know yet, let’s first start and see how she is on the training pitch and start up.

"She hasn’t been in training for a week now, so we don’t take any risks."


The England boss also revealed that former City defender Lucy Bronze was set to miss tomorrow’s friendly due to illness, but that it was not COVID-19 related.

Six members of Gareth Taylor’s squad could feature for the Lionesses when they lock horns with Switzerland on Thursday 30 June at 17:00 (UK).

A City-centric report on proceedings will be available to view right here on mancity.com and the official Man City app soon after the full-time whistle.

England kick-off their Euro 2022 campaign on Wednesday 6 June when they host Austria at Old Trafford.

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