WILMSLOW footballer Millie Turner could win her first senior England cap in the coming weeks.

The Manchester United defender – a former Wilmslow High School pupil – has been called into the Lionesses squad as a late injury replacement.

Turner, 27, replaces captain Millie Bright in Sarina Wiegman’s squad after the Chelsea defender was ruled out of upcoming UEFA Women’s Nations League matches against the Netherlands and Scotland with a knee injury.

While she has been in senior England squads before, Turner has never made it onto the field in a full international having represented her country at under 19s and under 23s level.

Her senior bow may well come on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, where England take on the Netherlands on Friday, December 1, before travelling to Hampden Park to face Scotland on Tuesday, December 5.

The Lionesses are currently third in Group A1 and are likely to need victories in both matches to keep their hopes of qualification for the Nations League finals alive.

Reaching the finals would also keep Team GB in contention for a place in next summer’s Olympic Games tournament in Paris.

Turner joins four of her United teammates in Wiegman’s squad with goalkeeper Mary Earps, fellow defender Maya Le Tissier and midfielders Ella Toone and Katie Zelem also in contention.

She has continued to play a key role in the United team that currently sits fourth in the Women’s Super League table with three wins and just one defeat from their seven matches.