Danny Mills has backed Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips to prove his fitness and earn a place in England’s European Championship squad.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender slammed Phillips for his reckless play towards the end of Leeds’ final game of the season against West Brom.
The 25-year-old suffered the shoulder injury after a challenge on Grady Diangana in the final minutes of his side’s 3-1 victory.
However, the club released a video on their Instagram page on Thursday which showed Phillips doing arm and shoulder exercises.
He was named in Gareth Southgate’s 33-man provisional squad for this summer’s Euros.
And Mills has backed the midfielder to earn a place in the final 26-man squad that will be named on Monday.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think he’ll be in as long as he’s fit and it looks like he is.
“It was a bit of a daft decision, the tackle on the touchline, three minutes into injury time and 3-0 up. A little bit unnecessary to go into that challenge and potentially cause himself an issue.
“I think if Jordan Henderson isn’t fit, I think Kalvin Phillips has got a fantastic chance of starting games for England at the Euros.”
Phillips already has seven England caps to his name after making his debut last September.
The Leeds-born ace started all three World Cup qualifiers in March with Henderson missing with injury.