Grajam Potter says his Albion skipper is doing all he can to earn an England recall.

But he adds Lewis Dunk can still improve as a centre-back and captain.

Potter hailed Dunk’s performance in a 2-0 win over Leeds as “incredible” and “sensational”.

He now looks set to lead Albion into a fifth successive top-flight season after they opened a ten-point lead over Fulham with four games to go.

Once-capped Dunk remains outside the England set-up and Potter has told him not to worry about it.

Albion’s head coach said: “One of the biggest things I can say about Lewis is he has grown up and he has developed as a guy.

“He has taken the leadership role that we have got here really well.

“He has got better and better at it.

“You know in football you can’t control what other people think or say.


“You just focus and control what you can choose tell which is his performance and how he leads us and how he plays on the pitch for us. You can’t do any more.

“The way he has been with us this season, he has been fantastic.

“Today was just an incredible performance.

“I’m really pleased with him, how he has handled himself, the role of being a captain and leading the grip.

“And he will get better.”

Potter said Dunk has been performing on a consistent basis.

He added: “He played at Chelsea and he’s man for man on the halfway line with some of the best attacking players in European football and deals with it well.

“Today I thought it was the best I’ve seen him play and I’m so pleased for him.”