Lewis Dunk’s blossoming England career has again been put on hold due to injury.

The Albion defender’s anticipated withdrawal from the national squad due to injury has been confirmed.

Dunk, who missed the second half at Ajax and the game against Sheffield United, will now concentrate on recovery at Lancing ahead of Albion’s next game, away to Nottingham Forest.

He was forced to withdraw from an England camp in the summer due to the injury which cut short his 2022-23 campaign.

Since then, Dunk has played and impressed against Scotland and Australia to put himself firmly in the hunt for a place at Euro 2024.

The majority of the England squad are due to report to St George’s Park today, with further assessments set to take place ahead of Friday’s clash against Malta at Wembley.

Southgate’s men then travel to North Macedonia for their final Euro qualifier on Monday, with the team already assured of a spot in next summer’s tournament.

Ezri Konsa, Cole Palmer and Rico Lewis have all received their first call-ups to the squad following the withdrawals of Dunk, James Maddison and Callum Wilson.