Dean Henderson replaces Tom Heaton in England squad
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 09/10/19 9:36am
Dean Henderson has been called up to the England squad following the withdrawal of Tom Heaton through injury.
Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United, will join up with Gareth Southgate's squad at St. George's Park on Wednesday ahead of the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Henderson receives his first call-up to the senior squad after Heaton returned to Aston Villa for further assessment on a knock sustained during their 5-1 win against Norwich City last weekend.
Aston Villa have confirmed it is just precautionary and he is "expected to be fit for the Brighton clash".
Of his first call-up, Henderson tweeted: "This is what dreams are made of... it's a dream come true to receive my first England senior call up."
He has previously represented England from U16 through to U21 level and will be part of the 24-man squad that flies Prague this week for the clash on Friday and the match in Bulgaria next Monday.
The 22-year-old was influential in Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League last season while in his first loan spell at Bramall Lane and has impressed again for the Blades this term.
An error gifted Liverpool a 1-0 victory at Bramall Lane last month but he responded with a series of important saves as Chris Wilder's side earned a goalless draw at Watford - Henderson's third clean sheet in the Premier League.
Fabian Delph withdrew from the England squad on Monday with a hamstring injury but Southgate decided against calling up a replacement midfielder.