Leeds united midfield Kalvin Phillips

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.

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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.

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