Watford striker Troy Deeney believes Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka should be included in England’s European Championship squad rather than Chelsea defender Reece James.
England boss Gareth Southgate has a major decision to make at right-back, where he has several excellent options.
The likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are also in contention.
Speaking on Talksport, Deeney said Wan-Bissaka should get the nod – and believes James should not have been in England’s current squad.
The United man’s defensive ability means many believe Southgate needs him.
And Deeney said: “It’s not personal, just an opinion; I don’t think Reece James goes over Wan-Bissaka. I don’t think he should have been in this squad over Wan-Bissaka.
“He doesn’t always start for Chelsea, that’s a main one (reason). But I just think Wan-Bissaka is so good defensively.
“You can say what you want about him (Wan-Bissaka) with the ball, but when it comes to the nitty-gritty you’re going to need someone who will clamp down on their winger, know his role, do his job, get the ball and give it to the better players – that’s what you need in those situations.
“I’d back him (Wan-Bissaka) or Kyle Walker because he’s so fast. But I’d have Wan-Bissaka.”