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Gareth Southgate Considering Calling Up Shock Defender In Next England Squad, It'd Be Fully Deserved

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Gareth Southgate Considering Calling Up Shock Defender In Next England Squad, It'd Be Fully Deserved

England manager Gareth Southgate has received glowing reviews about Brighton & Hove Albion defender Adam Webster and he's considering him for March's international fixtures.

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The 27-year-old missed a chunk of the season through injury but since his return to action, he's been a key man in the Seagulls' back line.

Webster put in a monstrous display against Chelsea in midweek and scored the equaliser to earn Brighton a 1-1 draw.

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Sportsmail report Southgate has been notified of the former Bristol City man's performances ahead of the next international break.

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Three Lions assistant manager Steve Holland is often seen at the AMEX Stadium and watches Graham Potter's side very closely.

Brighton are tactically flexible and can operate with a three or four-man defence - and Webster can play in both systems with ease.

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Southgate is known for switching between defensive set-ups and Webster is firmly on his radar, ahead of a clash with Switzerland on March 26.

Webster is comfortable playing out from the back too, something Jamie Carragher noticed during Tuesday night's game.

Former England international Carragher tweeted: "Adam Webster’s passing out from the back, with both feet is better than any other English central defender."

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Image Credit: Alamy
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Central defence is seen as a weak position for England and Southgate still hasn't settled on his best players there, with Tyrone Mings, Conor Coady and Ben White being used in recent years alongside John Stones and Harry Maguire.

Brighton are currently ninth in the Premier League and have only lost four games all season.

Potter has been linked with the manager position at Everton following Rafa Benitez's sacking.

But the 46-year-old isn't interested in leaving the south coast just yet.

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He explained: "I’m focused on my job here, repeat, happy here, very happy here. I’m at in my opinion one of the best run football clubs in the Premier League, with a fantastic owner, chairman, CEO, sporting director. Great people at the club.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"I’m at a really good football club that help me. I’m not here because I’m that good, it’s because I’m at a good club and I have good support. I have good people around me. I have people that can allow me to do my job, that give me support, that give me trust.

"These things are important. There’s an organisation around the club."

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Topics: Brighton And Hove Albion, Premier League, Gareth Southgate, England

Daniel Marland
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