Leah Williamson to captain Lionesses for the Arnold Clark Cup

Leah Williamson to captain England for Arnold Clark Cup
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Sarina Wiegman has named Leah Williamson as England captain for the Arnold Clark Cup, which kicks off this Thursday.

The Arsenal star captained the Lionesses in Wiegman’s first four matches in charge in September and October, after injury ruled out long-standing skipper Steph Houghton.

Williamson herself was then ruled out of the next two games in November, with Chelsea’s Millie Bright being made captain for the victories over Austria and Latvia.

And this morning it was confirmed that Williamson would once again lead England this month for the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup.

Williamson was one of 23 players in training on Tuesday morning but her Arsenal team-mate Lotte Wubben-Moy has yet to link up with the squad as she continues to be assessed and treated by the Gunners’ medical team after the defender missed Friday night’s draw with Chelsea in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

England are playing three matches across the country this month as part of the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup.

England v Canada will take place at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on Thursday, England v Spain will be hosted by Norwich City’s Carrow Road on Sunday and England v Germany will be at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium on Wednesday 23 February.

Tickets are available from £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s and can be purchased from here.

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