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Nobbs - I want to be a key player

Jordan Nobbs is determined to leave her mark on the Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The Arsenal midfielder has scored three goals in 21 appearances for England and was named vice-captain of Mark Sampson’s side in March.

Nobbs led the Three Lions out for the first time in the Cyprus Cup victory against Canada, and the experience has given her a huge boost ahead of this summer’s tournament.

"When you’re little, becoming England captain is an absolute dream. There’s a feeling you get in your stomach that you just can’t describe. It really is a memorable moment"

Jordan Nobbs

“Putting that armband on was one of the biggest highlights of my career,” she said. “When you’re little, becoming England captain is an absolute dream. There’s a feeling you get in your stomach that you just can’t describe. It really is a memorable moment.

"It was an unbelievable feeling hearing Mark say I was going to be captain, even though it was in unfortunate circumstances with Steph [Houghton] getting injured against Australia.”

Nobbs captained England at the Under-17s World Cup in 2008 and went to the Under-20s World Cup two years later, but this is her first experience of the senior tournament.

"I’ve been captain in the younger age groups and whenever any manager gives you the armband it obviously gives you a massive boost,” she said. “But I just want to be a major part of this squad, armband or not.

"It’s the biggest tournament you can be a part of and it’s something you will be talking about for a long time after. World Cups don’t come around that often and you want to make the most of it - and that’s exactly what I plan to do."

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