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Jo Potter penned a new deal with Rangers this week, keeping her at the Ibrox club until 2026.

The former England international’s side currently sit top of the SWPL, having already booked a place in the Sky Sports Cup Final.

The Light Blues are also in the quarter-final of the Women’s Scottish Cup.

Here PLZ Soccer looks at the career of the former Reading midfielder: 


Jo Potter began her football career in 2001 at Sheffield Wednesday, before making the move to Birmingham City.

A switch to Arsenal followed, as well as spells at Charlton Atheltic, Everton and Leicester City.

Her first England call-up came in a friendly against Nigeria in April 2004, while plying her trade with the Gunners. However, she was forced to pull out due to a back injury.

The current Ibrox boss missed out on being called up for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2005 squad. She went onto score against Hungary during England’s record 13-0 victory in October 2005.

She was forced to pull out of the national team’s World Cup qualifying play-off against France in September 2006 with ligament damage. However she did return for the 1-0 friendly win over Scotland in March 2007.

Jo Potter didn’t see another England call up for seven years, when she was finally recalled for a friendly against Sweden in August 2014.

She was then part of the Lionesses squad which finished third in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This was followed up with her inclusion in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 squad in April of that year.

After a short term deal at Notts County ended when the club folded, Jo Potter joined Reading as a free agent.

It wasn’t until January 2021, after 10 clubs and 35 England caps, that the ex-midfielder hung up her boots.

Jo Potter was given number 156 when the FA announced legacy numbers for the 50th anniversary of England’s inaugural international.

On June 22, 2023, she was appointed manager of Scottish Women’s Premier League club Rangers.