Brighton defender Ben White insisted his England call-up has been ten years in the making.

The 23-year-old caught the eye of many in the 2019/20 season with his performances for Leeds in the Championship as he helped them win promotion back to the Premier League.

However, prior to that he had been a regular in his first two loan spells away from Albion at Legaue Two side, Newport County and League One side, Peterborough United respectively.

This season he made 36 appearances in his debut campaign in the Premier League for Albion.

But White has stressed that his England call-up has come from ten years of hard work and not just his performances for Leeds in the 2019/20 season. 

He said: "I wasn't made last year, I think I have worked hard for ten years and it doesn't suddenly come in a year and you are doing well.

"I had two loans before that and played quite a few games there so that has helped me build and perform at the level that I have."