BARNSLEY-BORN Bethany England has been appointed Tottenham Hotspur’s new captain.

The 29-year-old from Kingstone signed for the London-based outfit in January scoring 13 goals in 14 games before being named the club’s player of the season. A former WSL Player of the Season in 2019/20, Bethany was part of the England squad that won Euro 2022 and was a World Cup finalist with the Lionesses this summer.

Bethany said: “It means a great deal I’m very humbled and thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to lead this football club.

“I’m excited to get going with the girls, get out onto that pitch and hopefully give some good moments and some good winning moments especially to the club.

“I’ve thrived under the opportunity here, I’ve enjoyed playing my football, I’ve been playing some great football and scoring some good goals.

“Hopefully, I can continue to score those goals and lead this team in the best way that I know how.”

Bethany will kick off the Women’s Super League season with an away trip to her former club Chelsea on October 1.