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Annabel Johnson reveals how Palace Women captaincy came about

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Here, in her own words, Palace's Women's newly appointed captain, Annabel Johnson, talks through how the armband was awarded to her plus the team's start to the season.

The manager called me during lockdown and asked me if I’d like to captain the club. And although all clichés, it doesn’t make them any less real when I say I was honoured to be asked and I’m proud to wear the armband.

I’ve been in the women’s game for 10 years now, so I do view myself as a leader due to the experience I have, but for Dean to have that confidence in me and see that, too, meant a lot.