By Peter Lynch

20th Sep, 2023 | 6:10pm

Aston Villa Women team news as Rachel Corsie named club captain for 2023/24 season

Aston Villa Women have named Scotland international Rachel Corsie as the club’s new captain for the 2023/24 season.

The defender takes over the armband from Remi Allen, who left the Midlands outfit in the summer to join Birmingham City.

The club also named its vice captains for the upcoming season; with Lucy Staniforth, Rachel Daly and Dan Turner handed the honour.

“Rachel Corsie has been named Aston Villa Women’s club captain for the 2023/24 season,” as per the official Aston Villa website (19 September).

“The Scotland international, who joined the club in 2022, has led the team on a number of occasions already and will take ownership of the armband following the departure of Remi Allen in the summer.

Corsie, 34, has made 29 appearances since signing from Kansas City Current and now forms a leadership group alongside teammates Lucy Staniforth, Rachel Daly and Dan Turner. Staniforth, Daly and Turner will officially be named vice captains, respectively.”

Huge honour

Corsie is well deserving of this fantastic honour, and is held in high esteem by her Aston Villa Women teammates. They will undoubtedly look up to and respect the 34-year-old Scotland international over the coming months, both on and off the pitch.

The hard work is currently happening behind the scenes before the club get their new campaign underway at the beginning of October.

Footballing giants Manchester United come to town then, in what is a very tricky beginning to the season for Corsie and her teammates.

Both clubs will be keen to begin the campaign with all three points at Villa Park, where the home supporters will no doubt create a noisy atmosphere to cheer on their team.

Corsie has been a key member of the squad since her arrival from Kansas City Current, and she will be eager to make plenty of good memories in the upcoming campaign.

In other Aston Villa news, one Aston Villa Women star has been recognised by FIFA after her “year to remember.”