Everton Defender Jarrad Branthwaite Set for England Debut Against Belgium, Pundits Assert

Jarrad Branthwaite is poised to make his debut for the England national team in their upcoming clash against Belgium, as confirmed by football pundits Jeff Stelling and Ally McCoist.

Branthwaite, the talented central defender, had previously witnessed England’s 1-0 defeat to Brazil from the sidelines at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (23 March). However, with Gareth Southgate’s squad preparing to face Belgium in another friendly match at Wembley on Tuesday (26 March), all signs indicate Branthwaite’s inclusion in the starting lineup.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Jeff Stelling confidently asserted, “He’ll play Branthwaite tomorrow night, there’s no question about that,” a sentiment echoed by Ally McCoist who emphasized, “He’s got to, he’s got to.”

McCoist further praised Branthwaite’s recent performances, stating, “Branthwaite has been excellent,” while Stelling expressed certainty in the young defender’s abilities, affirming, “He’ll get his chance tomorrow, I don’t think there’s any doubt about it.”

Branthwaite’s journey to the international stage has been marked by a rapid ascent, having previously spent time on loan at PSV last season. Under the guidance of Everton manager Sean Dyche, the 20-year-old has seamlessly transitioned into the first team, forming a formidable defensive partnership alongside James Tarkowski.

As anticipation builds for Branthwaite’s England debut, fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness the promising defender showcase his talents on the international stage.