Spanish striker Laura Del Rio says the Women's Super League has the potential to be the best league in the world, reports BBC Sport. The 31-year-old is preparing for her second season at Bristol Academy, having previously played in the United States, Germany and her homeland.

And she believes that three years after its inception, the quality of the semi-professional Super League is on a par with its global counterparts.

"Every year the league here gets better and better," she told BBC West Sport.

"The players in England are getting so good. They're coming in to the game younger and they are getting faster and more technical.

"This year I don't think there's going to be a difference with America. It's going to be one of the best leagues in the world."