Gareth Southgate has told talkSPORT England will miss ‘absolute soldier’ Kieran Trippier, with the defender unavailable as he faces a Football Association hearing to answer betting charges.

The 30-year-old was one of the stars of the Three Lions’ run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and skippered his country for the first time in last Thursday’s 3-0 friendly win over Wales.

The right-back has been in excellent form for his country

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The right-back has been in excellent form for his country

Trippier was one of only two players to retain a starting berth against Belgium on Sunday, with the full-back playing the full 90 minutes of the impressive 2-1 victory against star-studded Belgium.

But the Atletico Madrid defender will not compete in England’s clash against Denmark – live on talkSPORT this Wednesday.

He left the camp at the start of the week as he prepares to face an FA hearing for allegedly breaching betting rules in July 2019, over his move from Tottenham to Atletico.

“There is not a lot I can say about that, really,” Southgate said of Trippier’s withdrawal from the squad, which came at the same time as Chelse

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