A YEAR on from storming the Under-20s Women's World Cup, Barrow's Georgia Stanway is confident she can make an impact in the upcoming senior competition.

England, who finished third in the 2015 Women's World Cup, get their campaign underway against Scotland on Sunday evening and they go into the tournament as one of the favourites to win.

Stanway is the youngest member of the Lionesses' 23-player squad after the 20-year-old Manchester City forward had a superb season that saw her named the PF'A's Young Women's Player of the Year as well as win the Player of the Match award at the Women's FA Cup final.

She is now back in France, where she was the joint-top scorer in the Under-20s competition with six goals, as she helped England to finish third, their best-ever finish at that level.

Stanway said: "The Under-20s is almost like a practice run for the seniors and it was one of the best experiences I've had in my life, it was unbelievable.

"So that is why I am really looking forward to this year, because I'm not sure how it is going to be topped - but hopefully it will be.

"I'm a young player, but I know I can make a difference within this team, like anybody can.

"The girls have the backing of each other and I think that's all you need. As long as you've got the support and togetherness, to go there and do it together, I think we can achieve anything."

Starring on the world stage would crown Stanway's rapid rise over the last year.

"I obviously only made my debut about six to eight months ago and I think it's crazy how things have gone so quickly," Stanway said, adding: "So I was on a high for a very long time and I think the high will continue until the tournament is over."