Rhyce Ramsden has enjoyed a brilliant start to the Euros for the England Amputee team, scoring five goals in his opening three games.

Ramsden, from Tonge Moor, is competing in his seventh international tournament at just 23 years of age.

He netted four goals in a 6-0 win against Georgia to kick off the group stage and also got on the scoresheet in the 3-0 victory against the Netherlands.

England overcame Italy 1-0 in their final group fixture to finish top of the group and set up a quarter-final against hosts France, which takes place this afternoon (4.30pm BST).

“We arrived last Friday and settled in pretty well,” he told The Bolton News. “We usually come to tournaments three or four days before it starts but we came a day before this time, which I think all the lads preferred.

“We went to the opening ceremony on Saturday and it was good to see all the other nations and the fans.

“We got off to a good start against Georgia and I was pleased to get four goals. We knew it would be difficult against the Netherlands because they are a more physical side, and beating them 3-0 was a good result.

“It was between us and Italy to top the group and we managed to beat them. Hopefully, now we can kick on.”

It will be a tough test against the French, who will be backed by a home crowd, but Rhyce is hopeful the side can build on their strong performances so far.

“We are focused, we aren’t getting ahead of ourselves,” he continued. “We are taking each game as it comes and not getting giddy thinking about the semi-finals or final.

“We have a tough game against France. They are the hosts and there will be a crowd, which will be on their side, but we are confident in ourselves and will do the best we can to get a result.”