Southgate picks Brighton’s Ben White as Trent replacement

Gareth Southgate has named Ben White in England’s squad for Euro 2020, with the Brighton defender replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold.

White was named as an uncapped inclusion in England’s expanded 33-man provisional squad for the tournament, though has now been named as part of the Three Lions’ finalised plans after Alexander-Arnold sustained a thigh problem late on during England’s 1-0 friendly win over Austria last week.


White made his senior debut during that win over Austria, before starting as Gareth Southgate’s side beat Romania 1-0 in their final warm-up fixture on Sunday.

The 23-year-old’s inclusion comes following an impressive campaign with the Seagulls, whilst White’s versatility in being able to play in central defence, full-back and midfield will appeal to Southgate ahead of the tournament.

England begin their campaign against Croatia at Wembley on June 13, before facing Scotland and the Czech Republic in the group stages.

White’s inclusion also comes ahead of more experienced names with Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse, alongside Everton defender Ben Godfrey, amongst those to have missed out on selection for the finalised squad.

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