Jarrad Branthwaite has been kept waiting for his England debut after Gareth Southgate did not turn to the Cumbrian for the second successive friendly.

The Wigton defender was on the bench again for the Three Lions' 2-2 draw against Belgium at Wembley.

And manager Southgate declined to use the 21-year-old despite making changes to his line-up and several other substitutions during the game.

Branthwaite watched the game from the bench along with fellow Cumbrian and ex-Carlisle United academy player James Trafford, the goalkeeper who was in the senior squad for the first time.

In the absence of Harry Maguire, Southgate overlooked Branthwaite in favour of handing a start to Brighton & Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk in defence.

News and Star: James Trafford, left, warms up at Wembley with Aaron RamsdaleJames Trafford, left, warms up at Wembley with Aaron Ramsdale (Image: PA)

England then lost John Stones to injury after just ten minutes with Southgate opting for Joe Gomez as his replacement.

An error from keeper Jordan Pickford, the former Carlisle United loanee, then saw Youri Tielemans fire Belgium in front and, after Ivan Toney's penalty levelled things, Tielemans scored again before half-time after Dunk was caught out by Romelu Lukaku (below).

After the break Southgate made three more changes, introducing James Maddison, Ollie Watkins and Anthony Gordon.

Jude Bellingham scored with the last kick to salvage a draw for England in the friendly.

It meant Branthwaite's only chances to impress the national boss on his first senior call-up were restricted to the training ground during the international camp.

England's next games come shortly ahead of the European Championships, with friendlies against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Iceland before the tournament in Germany.

Trafford, meanwhile, had stepped up from the Under-21s to join the senior ranks for the first time after an injury to Sam Johnstone.

The 21-year-old Burnley keeper, from Greysouthen, was involved in the warm-up with Pickford and fellow keeper Aaron Ramsdale before watching the game unfold from the England bench.