Former Brighton captain Gordon Greer has saluted his former team-mate Lewis Dunk following his international call-up with England. Greer spent six years playing alongside Dunk at The Amex between 2010-2016 and the duo formed the Seagulls first-choice central defensive partnership for two seasons.
The former Scotland international certainly played a role in Dunk’s progress and he is delighted to see the 26-year-old in the England squad, as he feels he has developed into a ‘fantastic’ player.
“It’s his decision-making,” Greer told The Argus. “Do you make the right decisions at the right times. You try and do the best you can with the knowledge you have got. I think over time Dunky has developed that and he is a fantastic player.”
Dunk will become Brighton’s first England international since Steve Foster at the 1982 World Cup if he features against Croatia on Friday or Spain three days later.
The former Bristol City loanee has been rewarded after forming a strong defensive partnership with Shane Duffy at Brighton in the Premier League and Greer believes the duo complement each other well.
“I think they complement each other,” Greer added. “Shane is one of the best I’ve seen at going to attack the ball, he’s unbelievable. Dunky is very calm in possession and I’ve got high hopes for both of them.”