Brighton midfielder Jakub Moder has seen his chances of starting for Poland in their game against Spain on Saturday boosted after they were dealt a blow in their Euro opener against Slovakia.

Experienced midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak was sent off in 62nd minute for two bookable offences in their 2-1 defeat to Slovakia in Saint Petersburg.

Moder came off the bench in the 85th minute to replace Leeds midfielder, Mateusz Klich.

The 22-year-old made quite the impact in his brief cameo from the bench, as in the 88th minute he whipped a great delivery from a corner, which was narrowly missed by the head of striker Robert Lewandowski at the front post and then by the foot of centre back Kamil Glik, who was sliding it unmarked at the back post.

Moder also made a couple of greats runs forward as Poland tried to get back into the game later on.

Chelsea women’s manager Emma Hayes, who was doing co-commentary on ITV's coverage of the game, felt Moder should have started.

After he came off the bench, she said: “Moder will certainly bring a different threat and I am surprised he did not start the game today (Monday).”

Poland went behind in the 19th minute after some great skill from Robert Mak saw him burst into the box and his effort hit the post and came off the back of Wojciech Szczesny’s arm and went into the net.

Krychowiak then picked up the first of his yellow cards in the 22nd minute for pulling back Jakub Hromada on the counter.

A minute into the second half Poland levelled the match as midfielder Karol Linetty tucked home Maciej Rybus’s cut-back.

But in the 62nd minute, Krychowiak was sent for an early bath, after he received a second yellow for lunging in late on Hromada.

But with the 31-year-old now missing, Moder could be set to become the first Albion player to start in the Euros against Spain on Saturday.