“Yeah,” the youngster replied as she appeared via video next to her grandmother, Susan. “Definitely.”
Ian smiled as he explained: “See, when I saw Tess celebrating yesterday, I was thinking, ‘Now that – those scenes – are iconic scenes.’
“And I’m sure the girls in the dressing room when they see that, they will have been inspired by that, Tess.
“You won’t even understand how much you’ve inspired the girls, because when they were younger, they couldn’t have the dream that you’re having right now, of being professionals, doing this.
“They know that they’ve led the way in making sure that girls like yourself, who gave us those beautiful scenes of you celebrating, can actually be a professional footballer.”