Chile will select 28 players for their upcoming Copa America meaning Ben Brereton is set to keep his place in Martin Lasarte’s squad.

Brereton received his first call-up to La Roja squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Argentina and Bolivia, the second of those fixtures taking place in the early hours.

There Brereton was an unused sub as the sides drew 1-1 in a blow to their World Cup qualification hopes, four days on from a similar result against Argentina.

Brereton having pledged his allegiance to Chile, the country of his mother, went through a four-month qualification process, and will hope to win his first cap in the upcoming tournament.

The Copa America has a new host in Brazil, the tournament running from June 13 to July 10, with Chile facing Argentina and Bolivia for a second time, as well as a Paraguay and Uruguay.

Lasarte is yet to name his squad for the competition, but with several more experienced figures set to miss out on selection, Brereton is expected to keep his place, with the number of players able to be selected rising to 28 from 23.

“We can also increase the number of players we can move by five, from 23 to 28. I think those five will be from the local environment and young players, therefore there would already be a mixture there,” Lasarte said.

“We can take advantage of it, from players with greater experience, information and experience with other more novices, it generates a kind of information exchange.

“And taking into account that the matches are every three days, I have the possibility of considering each match with a different integration, and giving the opportunity in some case to someone more veteran and, perhaps in another game, to a younger one.”

Brereton’s involvement in the Copa America tournament, with Chile expected to reach the latter stages as four teams make it into the knockout phase from the five-team groups, will see him miss Rovers’ early pre-season fixtures. The club have so far only announced two matches, the first against AFC Fylde on July 10.