Saturday, September 19

From playing against boys to being a leader for England’s women

Jordan Nobbs has come a long way from playing against a team of boys in a Morrisons car park in Stockton.

The Arsenal midfielder is set to be one of Phil Neville’s key lieutenants as England begin preparations for a home Uefa Women’s EURO 2021, despite the tournament’s shift in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old came through the ranks at Sunderland before moving south to the Gunners, where last season she won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title.