Defender Steph Houghton has been named the new England Women’s National Team captain and will lead the team permanently.
Head coach Mark Sampson made the announcement to the England squad ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro in Brighton.
Sampson made it clear that although one person wears the armband, he is impressed with the amount of leaders he has in the England setup.
Steph Houghton said she was “delighted about the appointment, a dream come true”.
Houghton is being passed the armband by an incredible leader in Casey Stoney, who will be a great support for Steph moving forward.
Steph has been capped 44 times, and the Manchester City defender has had experience as the captain of England twice under Sampson, in a January friendly against Norway and in the Cyprus Cup against Canada.
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