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Why pubs group Marston's needs a summer of English Euros glory

Marston's is banking on a bumper summer of football to pack out its pubs with customers.

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Crowds gathered in pubs for the women's World Cup, where England reached the final. .Now Marston's hopes England's men can go one better in the Euros.

The Black Country pubs and restaurant group has seen a rise in revenues as it gears up for a busy summer of sport.

It says it hoping England can go deep into the tournament, packing pubs with fans.

The business, with headquarters in Wolverhampton, revealed revenue was up 5.2 per cent to £428.1 million, from £407 million in the first half of last year.