Wright: Brighton’s Dunk should be in England squad

Legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he believes Brighton defender Lewis Dunk should have been called up to the England squad for this month’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Dunk, 25, has impressed for the Seagulls so far in their debut Premier League campaign, and Wright believes that he should have been included in Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Wright said: “I’m a little bit confused about Michael Keane being called up before someone like Lewis Dunk.

“If you’re going to go on form like he’s (Southgate) saying, then have a look at him. I’m not going to stop banging the drum for him until I see that he’s not good enough.

“For two friendlies, it’s what you want to do, you want to look at players like that.

“If you can look at Harry Maguire who did brilliantly last season when he played for Hull and now he’s got the move to Leicester. Good luck to him, he’s got in (the England squad) but I saw a couple of things against Stoke the other day that were quite worrying when he got a little bit isolated, whereas when I’m looking at Lewis Dunk I’m seeing him deal with situations like that.”

Dunk signed a professional contract with Brighton in 2010 after progressing through the club’s academy, and is closing in on 200 appearances for the Sussex club.

Edited by Alex Nicolaou

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