OXFORD United have promoted Amy Cranston to become their new first-team physiotherapist.

The 28-year-old has spent six years with the club, working in the youth set-up and Women's Super League side.

She was also head of the academy's medical department and was assistant to Andrew Proctor, who left to join Bristol City in June.

Cranston said: "I know the players and staff already, which makes the job a lot easier and hopefully it’s a smoother transition for everyone.

"I’ve progressed through the club, so it’s nice to get that final step to work with the first team.

"I grew up in Cowley and then Horspath, so for me to work for my home club is brilliant.

"My dad’s a big fan so I’ve always known what was going on at Oxford United."

Cranston takes over just as United move to a new training ground near Horspath, which will offer a vast improvement from the previous facilities at Roman Way.

She said: "As a medical department it’s brilliant.

"When our gym gets done will be three or four times the size of what it was and we’ve got two separate medical rooms which makes it easier.

"It’s a really good set-up which will make our jobs a lot easier and the players will benefit from it."