Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe withdraws from England Under-21 squad

Ellery Balcombe has withdrawn from the squad ahead of the Euro 2021 qualifier against Turkey
Ellery Balcombe has withdrawn from the squad ahead of the Euro 2021 qualifier against Turkey - (Copyright PA Archive)
15:39pm, Thu 08 Oct 2020
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Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe had withdrawn from the England Under-21s squad, with Tottenham’s Brandon Austin called up in his place.

Austin, 21, has been in the squad before but, like Balcombe, is yet to win an under-21 cap. No reason has been given for Balcombe’s withdrawal.

The 20-year-old Balcombe was back in the Young Lions set-up for the first time since suffering a back injury while on loan from Brentford at Danish outfit Viborg late last year.

Aidy Boothroyd’s team, held to a 3-3 draw away against Andorra in a Euro 2021 qualifier on Wednesday, will seal a place at the tournament if they win their next match, Tuesday’s clash with Turkey at Molineux.

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