LEWIS DUNK has revealed his all-action Albion style was inspired by former England captain John Terry.

Terry, 37, announced his retirement from football on Sunday - the same day Seagulls centre-half Dunk was called into Gareth Southgate’s squad for the first time.

The irony was not lost on Dunk, 26, who trained with the squad yesterday at St George’s Park ahead of Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain.

Brighton-born Dunk revealed he grew up supporting Chelsea because of Terry, who earned 78 England caps and left the Blues in 2017 after two trophy-laden decades.

Dunk said: “That’s why I was a Chelsea fan – because of him.

“When I was young I used to see him throwing his body on the line and not care about getting hurt and I just moulded myself into that type of player to the best I could.

“I still play the same way now – if I need to throw my body there, I still throw it now.

“He was a great role model to look up to.

“That was way I pictured myself playing and the way I play now.”