A FORMER St Helens student is on the verge of England Lionesses honours.

Grace Clinton, currently on loan for the Women’s Super League season at Tottenham Hotspur from Manchester United, was called into Sarina Wiegman’s squad for the first time for the past week’s matches against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.

The creative midfielder, 20, was an unused substitute for the 3-2 loss in Leuven on Tuesday and the 1-0 win at King Power Stadium, Leicester, on Friday.

She will hope to be a part of the squad again in December for the last two group matches, including the December 1 encounter with the Netherlands at Wembley.

St Helens Star: England's Grace Clinton during a training session at St George's Park, Burton upon TrentEngland's Grace Clinton during a training session at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent (Image: PA Wire)

Liverpool-born Clinton took up further education at Carmel College in St Helens, where she was a part of their Elite Athlete Support Programme.

During her time at Carmel, she studied A level business and BTEC applied science.

The former Everton youngster was a regular for the Young Lionesses at a variety of levels from under 17s to under 23s, which included her featuring at the 2022 UEFA Women's U19 EURO Finals.

She made her Toffees debut as a teenager in October 2020 and was then recruited by Manchester United in the summer of 2022.

Clinton caught the eye in a loan spell with Bristol City in the Barclays Women's Championship, before joining Spurs in another loan spell for the 2023-24 campaign to further bolster her experience.

She started playing football from a very early age for junior clubs in and around Liverpool.