England have announced Brighton defender Ben White as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s replacement for Euro 2020.
The Liverpool right-back was forced to withdraw from the squad last week after he suffered a thigh injury in the 1-0 win against Austria on Wednesday evening.
White, James Ward-Prowse and Jesse Lingard were all in the running to be named as Alexander-Arnold’s replacement but the Brighton centre-back has secured the final place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.
The 23-year-old was handed his senior England debut last week and has shown plenty of versatility as he played as a holding midfielder against Austria before starting in central defence for the 1-0 win over Romania on Sunday evening.
Southgate may also need more cover at centre-back for the tournament due to Harry Maguire’s ongoing fitness concerns.
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