Does White have any previous experience in England?
No. The defender has not represented his national team at any level before.
Southgate, however, watched White in Brighton’s 1-1 home draw against West Ham at Amex Stadium earlier this month.
How has he played this season?
The 23-year-old academy graduate impressed Graham Potter’s side in his debut Premier League season.
White has started 36 of 38 league games, Potter relying on him more than any other player.
Why was White included?
The versatility of white is attractive to Southgate. He played mostly on the right side of a three-way back but was also used in a four-way, right-back and as a defensive midfielder.
There are injury issues among several regular members of the Southgate squad, including Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United.
White replaced Phillips in midfield on some occasions during a successful season on loan at Elland Road in 2019-20.
He started all 46 league games, helping title winners Marcelo Bielsa advance to the championship.
Brighton has also fueled White’s development with loans to Newport County in League Two and Peterborough United in League One.
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