Kirkham to Captain England

East Grinstead midfielder Glenn Kirkham will step into captain Barry Middleton’s boots for the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy, which gets underway on Saturday in Monchengladbach.

Middleton broke his toe in preparation for the tournament and Kirkham, who has previously captained his country, will take the arm band for the nine day tournament in Germany.

Ahead of Saturday’s opening match against the hosts Germany, Kirkham has been speaking to the BBC about leading the team.  Hear what Glenn had to say here.

Reading forward Jonty Clarke has also been speaking to the BBC about the tournament.  Hear his comments on the BBC website here.

Find out how to follow England's progress in our 'Watch the Men's Champions Trophy' article here.

Visit the Official FIH tournament website. Click here.