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'I'm so proud of her' - Greenwood backs captain Williamson


Alex Greenwood has backed Leah Williamson to be a success as England Women captain after she was named as Steph Houghton's successor ahead of this summer's Euros.

Williamson had been wearing the armband in the absence of the injured Houghton, who first captained England herself in January 2014 before being confirmed in the role in April that year.

The 25-year-old Arsenal defender led the team to success in the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup last month featuring Spain, Canada and Germany and has been capped 27 times in total, scoring two goals.

"I'm absolutely delighted for Leah. She's a young player still with so much experience. It feels like she's been here forever," Manchester City full-back Greenwood told Sky Sports News.

"She leads by example on and off the field. She's a great person, a great footballer and I'm so proud of her. I wish her all the best with the captaincy and I'm sure she'll fulfil it in every way she can

"She's someone who very much values her opinions. She'll never change for anyone and that's something we respect and I respect.

"Whether Leah's got the armband on or not, you don't see a difference in her. It's a great moment for her and her family and I'm sure she'll lead the country out with great honour.

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