Phillips set to win first cap before top-flight debut
Kalvin Phillips could make his England debut in Denmark tonight, despite the fact he is yet to play in the Premier League.
Gareth Southgate, the England manager, is set to switch to a back three for the Nations League game in Copenhagen. That also means changes in midfield, with Phillips expected to come in.
The 24-year-old won promotion from the Championship with Leeds United last season. He has not played for England in any age group, but could partner Declan Rice, rather than Mason Mount, with Southgate also opting for three central defenders.
Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady is also set to be handed a first cap, in the middle of the back three, with Kieran Trippier and Ainsley MaitlandNiles competing for the left wing-back spot.
But Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish may have to earn his debut from the substitutes’ bench, with Southgate considering sticking with the front three of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho, who played in the 1-0 win Iceland on Saturday.