Graham Potter believes Lewis Dunk is still in the discussion for an England squad place.

But the Albion boss is not willing to speculate as to his skipper’s chances of a recall.

England’s defensive options came under renewed scrutiny in midweek after Harry Maguire was sent off in the defeat to Denmark.

Maguire has had a troubled period early in the season, although he bounced back to a degree with a goal for Manchester United at Newcastle last night.

Potter revealed he is “quite regular” contact with England boss Gareth Southgate, who handed Dunk his only England cap almost two years ago now in a 3-0 friendly win over the USA.

Asked whether he would expect Dunk to return to the Three Lions squad, Potter said: “I wouldn’t have any expectations of Gareth.

"That’s how he does his job, it’s up to him. I have full respect for him for what he’s done.

“I have contact with him quite regularly over text to see how things are and to speak about things with us.

“I imagine he will be doing his work and watching a lot of players between now and then (the next international break) to make the decisions they want to make.”

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Potter was asked whether Dunk, who leads his side out at Crystal Palace today (2pm, Sky Sports) would be in the England discussion.

He replied: “I’m sure he is. Gareth is in a fortunate - or unfortunate, it depends on the way you look at it - position that he has a lot of really good players.

“I don’t know as well the rest of the guys that are around because he is focused on watching everybody and I’m just focused on our players.

“It’s our players’ responsibility to play as well as they can for Brighton, focus on their own job and career and club form, and then whatever happens in terms of selection for the national team, is outside their control.”