Paul Nevin says he feels “very privileged” after becoming Albion’s latest international call-up.

Chris Hughton’s first-team coach will join Gareth Southgate’s England staff for matches against the United States and Croatia next month.

He will be involved with the Three Lions at Wembley on November 15 and 18 as part of an initiative from the FA to ensure BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) coaching placements in all England squads.

Nevin, who has been with the Seagulls since the summer of 2016, is relishing the opportunity.

He said: “When I got the call I was absolutely delighted and feel it’s a very privileged position.

“Any coach at any level who invites you into the inner sanctum of how they work says something about your own character and hopefully the trust that Gareth has in me to preserve that environment.

“First and foremost, I’m very thankful to Gareth and the FA for the opportunity. I’m also thankful to Brighton as well for allowing me the time to do this to help develop myself and gain new experience.

“This is a chance to work with the best players in the country. Obviously, I see them week to week in the Premier League but working with them en-masse in a squad setting is going to be immense.”

Nevin has previously worked with the FA’s youth coaching set-up.

He said: “Having had brief experience of working at international youth development levels, it’s a chance to see the final product that’s coming through the season while working alongside the top coaches in the country.

“Being a part of that environment at the highest level of international football and looking at how they work and function will have the biggest impact on me.”

Nevin, 49, worked as the Premier League’s head of academy coaching development before joining Albion.

He said: “I’m aware of the need to give opportunities to the quality BAME coaches out there and I think the FA are leading the way on that.

“Sometimes it’s easier to give that exposure to coaches at the younger age groups but to do it at the very highest level in that environment speaks volumes about how seriously the FA takes the issues of giving BAME coaches opportunities.”