Cyprus Cup: Kelly Smith and Rachel Brown return for England

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith and Rachel Brown are back in the England squad for next month's Cyprus Cup.

The duo missed England's last game against France through injury, but are named in a 22-strong squad by coach Hope Powell.

England face Italy, Scotland and New Zealand in the group stage of the tournament, which starts on 6 March.

Powell said:external-link "If I compare this squad to five years ago, we've got a little bit more strength and depth."

The Cyprus Cup is a friendly tournament being held on the island featuring 12 countries from across the world.

Powell will use the competition to gear up for July's Women's European Championship finals.

Squad: Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley, Rachel Brown, Siobhan Chamberlain. Defenders: Laura Bassett, Sophie Bradley, Steph Houghton, Alex Scott, Casey Stoney, Dunia Susi, Rachel Unitt. Midfielders: Anita Asante, Karen Carney, Jess Clarke, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Rachel Yankey. Forwards: Eniola Aluko, Toni Duggan, Kelly Smith, Ellen White, Rachel Williams.