ENGLAND captain Steph Houghton will miss tomorrow night’s friendly against Spain at the County Ground after picking up a groin injury during the Lionesses’ match against Canada on Friday.

The 30-year-old defender, who has over 100 caps to her name, has been ordered to manage her work load ahead of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Phil Neville's side enter tomorrow night's friendly off the back of a one-goal defeat to Canada, who had Christine Sinclair to thank after she struck in the 81st minute. 

Tickets for the match had already exceeded the 11,000 mark by this time last week.