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Kalvin Phillips called up to the England squad for matches against Iceland and Denmark

He had been offered the chance to play for Jamaica but he will now get a shot with the Three Lions.

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Leeds United holding midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the Nations League fixtures against Denmark and Iceland.

Kalvin Phillips has come a long way under Marcelo Bielsa who has improved him immeasurably as a footballer. He did miss the last three games of the season with a knee injury but this is a sign that he is back to full fitness.

The prevailing wisdom among Leeds fans is that Phillips is a better player than Declan Rice (and as a Leeds fan I am inclined to agree) but him getting in the squad and playing Premier League football this year gives him a chance to prove it.

This is no guarantee of a cap, but it is an excellent sign for his international prospects. If Kalvin Phillips gets on the pitch, he will be the first player to get a cap while at Leeds since Alan Smith made a substitute appearance on 31st March 2004 in a 1-0 defeat against Sweden.