Sam Shilton joins the PFA counselling team...

The Professional Football Association (PFA) has recruited a team of counsellors to help football players with mental health issues.

The team of 13 accredited counsellors will be headed up by ex-Brighton winger Michael Bennett, who has been appointed as head of player welfare for the PFA.

His team includes five former professional football players, including former Bristol City defender Andy Jordan, former Rochdale striker Andy Milner and ex-Coventry defender Sam Shilton.