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Dean Henderson has withdrawn from the England squad due to a hip injury and has been replaced by Aaron Ramsdale.

The Manchester United goalkeeper sat out the last two England training sessions with the problem as a precaution, but has been unable to prove his fitness ahead of Friday's match with Scotland.

Henderson's place in the England camp has been taken up by Sheffield United's Ramsdale, who was part of the provisional Three Lions squad before Gareth Southgate trimmed his numbers down to a final 26.

Ramsdale, 23, is yet to play for England's senior side but has been capped 15 times at under-21 level.

Dean Henderson (R) has been forced to pull out of the England squad due to injury
(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

West Brom's Sam Johnstone is likely to now be first back-up option to Pickford should anything happen to England's No.1, while Ramsdale will provide necessary cover.

UEFA rules dictate that each nation must have two goalkeepers on the bench in their matchday squad of 23.

A statement on England's official website read: "Aaron Ramsdale has replaced Dean Henderson in England's UEFA Euro 2020 squad.

"Henderson withdraws with a hip issue that would continue to limit his involvement in training throughout the tournament.

"Under UEFA regulations, squads are permitted to replace goalkeepers on medical grounds at any stage.

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"The Manchester United goalkeeper will now return to his club for further assessment and rehabilitation ahead of the 2021-22 season.

"Ramsdale was originally a member of Gareth Southgate's pre-tournament group in Middlesbrough having played for England at this year’s UEFA U21 EURO in Slovenia in March.

"The Sheffield United player, a 2017 UEFA U19 EURO winner, will now follow standard COVID-19 testing protocol before entering the camp."

Aaron Ramsdale has been called into the squad to replace Henderson
(Image: Getty Images)

The news comes as a huge blow to Henderson who had worked tirelessly to earn a place in the Three Lions camp, thanks to his efforts at Man Utd this season and Sheffield United last year.

Ironically it is the man who replaced him following his successful loan at Bramall Lane, Ramsdale, who has once again stepped up to fill his shoes.

There has been some positive injury news coming out of the England camp this week though after Henderson's Man Utd teammate Harry Maguire returned to training.

Maguire was involved in a session on Monday made up of 14 players who mostly did not feature against Croatia on Sunday, while those that did play in the Group D opener were on a recovery day.

The 28-year-old defender has been rehabilitating from an ankle ligament injury and remains hopeful of playing some part in the tournament.

Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings filled the left centre-back slot alongside John Stones on Sunday and put in a solid performance, raising possible questions as to whether Maguire will be able to dislodge him once fully fit.

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