Former Brighton defender Gary Stevens believes Ben White has already shown his maturity this season.

The 23-year-old defender is preparing for the first major tournament of his career with England after he was called up to their 26-man squad for Euro 2020 earlier this week to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold, who withdrew through injury.

He is one of 11 players in Gareth Southgate’s squad to have under ten caps to their name for the Three Lions.

But Stevens, who represented England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, believes White has already shown his maturity for Albion this season in their 0-0 draw against Chelsea.

He told the Argus: “When you consider he has played 36 games for Brighton this season and played a complete season the season before with Leeds United he is certainly no novice.

“Okay he might be 23 years of age, but he is not a novice in footballing terms. Some people are more mature than others, some people are calmer than others it is just in their nature.

“Even when you look at his disciplinary record this season for Brighton, he picked up four yellows and a red card against Chelsea late on for two bookable offences.

“You look at that red card and talk about maturity, Brighton got a 0-0 draw against Chelsea, and he got himself sent off for stopping a really dangerous situation late on.

“It was a Fernandinho type of decision he made, which is an experienced mature footballers’ decision really.”