October 7, 2018 / 8:19 PM / 8 days ago

England bring in defender Dunk for injured Tarkowski

LONDON (Reuters) - England have called up Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk for the first time to replace the injured James Tarkowski in the Nations League squad to face Croatia and Spain.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - August 19, 2018 Brighton's Lewis Dunk reacts REUTERS/David Klein

The 26-year-old Dunk will report on Monday with the rest of Gareth Southgate’s youthful 25-man squad.

England, who are second in Group A4, face third-placed Croatia in Rijeka on Friday before taking on leaders Spain in Seville the following Monday.

Dunk’s only previous international call-up was for the Under-21 squad when he was an unused substitute in a 5-0 win over Iceland in November 2011.

Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Clare Fallon

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