Mark Hudson believes on-loan Huddersfield defender Ben Chilwell is destined to play for England.

Chilwell was given a tough examination at Brentford last time out and conceded a penalty to make the 4-2 defeat even more miserable.

Skipper Hudson revealed the senior players put an arm around Chilwell, 18, to console him over the incident.

But centre-back Hudson says Chilwell, who won a recent England Under 21 call-up, will learn on his way to the top.

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“He’s been fantastic for us since coming in,” said Hudson.

“I think he’s a brilliant prospect. He will play for England one day.”

Chilwell will be hoping to make a sixth start for Town against Preston at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Fellow defender Tommy Smith agrees with Hudson’s assessment of the Leicester City player.

“Ben is a quiet lad, but he is not shy on the pitch at all and he’s done really well,” said Smith.

“He’s confident, which is just what we want, and he’s slotted in nicely.”