England call up Chilwell to replace injured Shaw

England’s defender John Stones (left) embraces team mate Ben Chilwell after winning a friendly international match against Switzerland at the King Power stadium in Leicester. (AFP pic)

LONDON: England have promoted Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell to the senior squad to face Croatia and Spain in the Nations League after the withdrawal of left back Luke Shaw due to injury.

Chilwell, who won his first cap in last month’s friendly win over Switzerland, had been included in the Under-21 squad.

Shaw reported on Monday with the rest of Gareth Southgate’s squad but has now returned to Manchester United for treatment.

England, who are second in Nations League Group 4, face third-placed Croatia in Rijeka on Friday before taking on leaders Spain in Seville the following Monday.