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Dean Henderson withdraws from England squad for Euro 2020 with hip injury as Aaron Ramsdale is called up as replacement

DEAN HENDERSON has been forced to WITHDRAW from England’s Euro 2020 squad with a hip injury.

Sheffield United stopper Aaron Ramsdale has been called-up as his replacement.

Dean Henderson, right, has pulled out of the England squad through injury with Aaron Ramsdale joining Sam Johnstone, middle, and Jordan Pickford, left
Aaron Ramsdale has now returned to the England squad having been cut from the 33-man provisional squad earlier this month

Henderson, 24, has returned to Manchester United after picking up a hip injury in training, with his Euros campaign over.

The Old Trafford stopper had been on the bench for the 1-0 win over Croatia.

Serving as Jordan Pickford’s No2, Henderson was the only other capped England goalkeeper in the squad going into this summer’s warm-up games and tournament.

Henderson earned his only senior Three Lions cap against Ireland in November 2020.

Ramsdale, who was named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad after Nick Pope was ruled out of the tournament, returns to the fold.

Under Uefa rules, teams are allowed to replace goalkeepers on medical grounds at any time.

Ramsdale, 23, had a strong season for Sheff Utd, despite their relegation.

The 2017 Under-19 European Championship winner also played for England’s Under-21s at the Euros in March but is yet to make his senior debut.


He will likely now act as understudy to both Pickford and Sam Johnstone – who earned his first senior cap in the warm-up win against Romania earlier this month.

England won their Euro 2020 opener on Sunday, beating Croatia 1-0 in a dominant display, described as the ‘perfect performance’ by ex-Three Lions chief Glenn Hoddle.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions won their first-ever European Championship curtain-raiser.

They will now turn their attention to old foes Scotland – who lost 2-0 to Czech Republic on Monday – in their second group game on Friday.

After that, England will conclude their Group D campaign against Czech Republic next Tuesday.

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