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Reece James claims he will never let down his country again as the England right-back insists he has learnt his lesson from red card shame against Denmark on his first international start eight months ago

Reece James had always dreamed of making history but not in this way. In a Nations League game against Denmark back in October, a last-gasp red card propelled him into the record books.

The outstanding young Chelsea defender, much to his disbelief, became the first England player to see red on his first international start. There has been so much football since that night — not to mention so many outstanding achievements — it is easy to forget the importance of that moment.

Gareth Southgate is a stickler for discipline.