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Danny Higginbotham tips Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips for England call-up

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Danny Higginbotham tips Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips for England call-up

The former Manchester United man feels Phillips can be Gareth Southgate’s holding midfielder.

Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham has tipped Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips to gatecrash England’s squad for Euro 2020 after the Three Lions secured a seeded spot at the summer showpiece.

In the Sun after England’s 4-0 victory over Kosovo, in which Declan Rice produced another underwhelming performance, former Manchester United man Higginbotham backed Phillips to get into Gareth Southgate’s plans.

He said: “Who will be first-choice defensive midfielder? In Kalvin Phillips I see someone who could force his way into Southgate’s reckoning. If Phillips continues in this current vein of form then I see no reason why he shouldn’t be involved (in March).

 

TBR’s View – If Leeds had been promoted last season, Phillips may be in England’s plans already

Tyrone Mings’ emergence as a credible England option since Aston Villa’s promotion to the Premier League suggests that Phillips might have had a chance if Leeds were in the top flight.

As it is, Southgate seems unlikely to pull a player from the Championship into his plans at such a late stage, especially given his reluctance to do so with Jack Grealish last season.

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