Lewis Dunk 'set for an England call-up for Euro 2024 qualifiers'

Brighton’s Lewis Dunk ‘is in the frame for an England call-up for next month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers’… FIVE YEARS after his only cap – with Man City’s Champions League finalists set to miss Malta and North Macedonia games

  • Lewis Dunk is reportedly in line to return to the England squad on Wednesday
  • The Brighton centre-back made one national team appearance back in 2018
  • But the 31-year-old’s fine form for the Seagulls has impressed Gareth Southgate 

Lewis Dunk is reportedly in line for an England call-up on Wednesday following the centre-back’s stellar season with Brighton.

The Seagulls have qualified for European football for the first time following their 3-1 home win over Southampton on Sunday. 

Dunk has once again had a fine season as Brighton captain, with Roberto De Zerbi’s team surpassing all expectations.

Dunk has just one England appearance to his name, playing the whole of the national team’s 3-0 friendly win over the USA in November 2018.

Now The Athletic report that Dunk is set to feature in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia next month, when it is announced later this week.

Lewis Dunk is reportedly in line to make the England squad for June’s Euro 2024 qualifiers

The Brighton centre-back previously earned a solitary England cap against the USA in 2018

Southgate’s defence may not be able to shape up in its usual way, with Manchester City involved in the Champions League final six days before England’s away game in Malta.

It was previously reported that Southgate planned to rest Manchester City’s players – including the defensive options of Kyle Walker and John Stones –  against Malta, as it follows on quickly from one of the biggest fixtures in their club careers. 

It opens the window for 31-year-old Dunk to return to the England frame.

Southgate was in attendance for Brighton’s 1-0 win over Manchester United at the start of May, in which the defender put in a strong performance. 

Dunk has been exceptional once again this season with the Seagulls qualifying for Europe

Man City’s Kyle Walker and John Stones are involved in the the Champions League final

Dunk’s defensive partner Levi Colwill, on loan from Chelsea is set to be part of the set-up at the Under-21 European Championships next month instead of the senior team. 

England opened their Group C campaign with wins against Italy and Ukraine in March, and will be hoping for six points from six in June to remain top.

Their trip to Malta’s National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on June 16 is followed three days later by a home clash with North Macedonia, which is being held at Old Trafford. 

Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze may also feature in the squad when it is announced on Wednesday, after a good run of form for the Eagles.  

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