Do not rule out Lewis Dunk forcing his way into the England reckoning for the World Cup.

Not if he maintains his impressive early form for Albion in the Premier League and not now that Gareth Southgate has flagged up a tactical adjustment.

Southgate switched to a back three for the win in Lithuania, comprised of John Stones, Michael Keane and debutant Harry Maguire.

Southgate hinted in his pre-match interview this is the system he will use in Russia next summer, rather than the 4-2-3-1 formation in the rest of the turgid qualifying campaign.

That creates space for an extra centre-half who can both defend and is comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Stones is a certainty for Southgate's World Cup squad, but is Keane (below left) or Maguire much better, if at all, than Dunk?

The Argus: Keane's rise to prominence offers hope to Dunk. The Lancastrian, 14 months younger than the Albion defender, earned his first call-up a year ago after helping Burnley to promotion and starting well for them in the Premier League.

Keane has made a sticky start with Everton following a big money move in the summer to Albion's next opponents at the Amex. Jack Butland saved him from an embarrassing own goal against Lithuania.

Dunk has an opportunity on Sunday, in direct competition to Keane, to both aid Albion in the quest for another crucial home victory and emphasise his international credentials.