World Cup winner Paul Simpson says he’s rooting for England’s women to bring home more glory today.

The Lionesses take on Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley.

And Simpson – who led the national team’s Under-20s men to success back in 2017 – hopes Sarina Wiegman’s team can make it another landmark day.

The Carlisle United manager described the Lionesses’ performances so far as “magnificent”.

“Without a doubt I’ll be watching it,” said Simpson.

“I am an England fan, whether it’s England men football, women football, cricket men or women, rugby…I don’t care.

“I’m a massive England fan and I will be certainly watching the Lionesses. Hopefully they can carry on to do the work they’re doing and do everybody proud.

“It’s been magnificent to watch. The big strapline for the FA, when I was there, was ‘unite the game, unite the nation’, and I think they’ve certainly done that.”

England have swept to the final after a string of impressive, high-scoring performances.

Cumbrian Georgia Stanway, from Barrow, looks set to start in the final.

Speaking ahead of the 87,000 sell-out final, the 23-year-old – whose stunning goal sent England to victory over Spain in the quarter-final – spoke of her excitement.

The Bayern Munich star also told the BBC that she and her team-mates are living their childhood dreams.

"Obviously you can see how many people are watching the game, how many people are enjoying it and we've got to enjoy it as well," said Stanway.

"It's a good job that I can't see any of them. My eyes are on the ball, that's where we're at now.

"We need to stop talking about how big women's football is getting and talk about how big it is.

"We're just hitting new levels every single time. Even if England aren't playing, the viewing figures are ridiculous.

"It's making sure we go out there, play with a smile on our face. The biggest thing that [boss] Sarina Wiegman has said was at the start - 'play for the little girl that wanted to be in our shoes'.

"So I'll play for the little girl who wanted to play at the start, went to training, loved it, and dreamed to be in our position.”

The final kicks off at 5pm.