BACK THE BRONZE: Lucy 'one of the best right-backs in the world'

Lucy Bronze after scoring against Canada at the World Cup earlier this year.
Lucy Bronze after scoring against Canada at the World Cup earlier this year.

Lucy Bronze has been described as one of the best right-backs in the world, as part of the build up to tomorrow's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 24-year-old from Alnwick is one of 12 contenders on a star-studded short-list - which includes Davis Cup hero Andy Murray and boxing champion Tyson Fury - for the prestigious accolade. The winner will be revealed during the live show in Belfast.

As part of the build up to the ceremony, a special programme has just been screened on the BBC profiling those in the running to take the crown.

During the feature about Bronze, who helped England to a historic third-place finish in the World Cup in Canada earlier this year, national team captain Steph Houghton has praised her team-mate.

She said: "The World Cup showed why Lucy is one of the best right-backs in the world. She wants to lead by example and she has a will to win. The World Cup was Lucy Bronze's moment,"

During the World Cup, Bronze scored a screamer against Norway in the last 16, before heading in England's second against Canada in the quarter-final. Reflecting on the stunning goal against Norway, Bronze said: "I've watched it a few times and it doesn't seem right that I scored that."

Tomorrow's awards ceremony will be shown on BBC One from 6.50pm. People can vote for their winner by phone or online during the programme,