Captain Lewis Dunk has been named in the England squad for their upcoming UEFA Euro qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.
The 31-year-old has one cap to his name against the USA in November 2018 – Gareth Southgate’s team ran out 3-0 winners that evening.
Head coach Roberto De Zerbi said, “He deserves to play in the national team. He has developed, he understands football.
“In the first period it was not so easy to understand my idea but he gave me total availability. He doesn’t speak a lot, but he is an example outside of the dressing room and off the pitch. He has to play always.”
England face Malta at the Ta' Qali National Stadium in Valetta on 16 June, kick-off 7.45pm, before returning home to take on North Macedonia at Old Trafford on 19 June, kick-off 7.45pm.
This is Lewis’s third call-up for his country having had his first in October 2018, but he didn’t make an appearance during that international break.
He is a graduate of Albion's centre of excellence and scholarship system, having joined the club in 2003.
He has made over 400 appearances for the Seagulls since his first-team debut in the penultimate game of the 2009/10 season against MK Dons.