Phillips set to win first cap be­fore top-flight de­but

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Football - By Matt Law

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.

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