Mo Marley names England Women squad but does not recall Eni Aluko
Interim head coach Mo Marley has shown her confidence in the England Women players who featured in predecessor Mark Sampson's final match after naming the squad to face France next week.
Sampson was sacked the day after England's 6-0 World Cup qualifying win against Russia over matters related to his behaviour in a previous job at Bristol Academy.
Marley has chosen her first squad on almost identical lines to the last selection, meaning there is no recall for Chelsea striker Eni Aluko.
Aluko's allegations of racism, bullying and harassment against Sampson will be back in focus next week at a parliamentary select committee hearing at which she is due to appear.
Sampson strongly denies the allegations and has twice been cleared by investigations.
England will be without goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and striker Ellen White in France due to injury. Defender Laura Bassett will also miss the friendly in Valenciennes on Oct. 20, having recently relocated to play in Australia for Canberra United.