England announced on Tuesday that they had called up Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to replace the injured Dean Henderson in their European Championship roster.
Henderson has been forced to withdraw owing to a hip problem that has hindered his participation in training, and he will be treated at Manchester United.
Teams are allowed to replace goalkeepers due to medical reasons under UEFA regulations. The 23-year-old Ramsdale was named in manager Gareth Southgate’s preliminary roster before the competition.
Ramsdale was one of seven players to play every minute of the Premier League campaign. However, he was unable to help Sheffield United to keep their Premier League position. They were the first club to be relegated after finishing at the bottom of the table.
Despite conceding 63 goals in 38 games, Ramsdale made 147 saves, second only to Sam Johnstone (166) of West Bromwich Albion, who is also in the England team. Both are likely to be Jordan Pickford’s backups.
On Saturday, England will face Scotland at Wembley Stadium after winning 1-0 against Croatia in their first Group D match. Their last group match is against the Czech Republic on June 23.
England is at the second spot in the group and will look to gain more points from upcoming matches to qualify for the next round.