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England U21s: Tariq Lamptey called up but Eberechi Eze and Reece James withdraw

England U21s play Kosovo on September 4 and Austria on September 8

Tariq Lamptey of Brighton & Hove Albion controls the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on July 26, 2020
Image: Tariq Lamptey has made nine appearances for Brighton since joining from Chelsea

Tariq Lamptey has earned his first England U21s call-up but boss Aidy Boothroyd will be without Eberechi Eze and Reece James for the games against Kosovo and Austria.

Lamptey ended the season in fine form, impressing in Brighton's last eight matches following his move to the Amex Stadium from Chelsea in January.

The 19-year-old right-back has previously represented England from U18 level through to U20 level.

No reasons were given for the withdrawals of Eze and James from the squad for the away trips to Kosovo and Austria, which form part of England's U21 Euro Championship qualifying campaign.

Boothroyd's side are top of Group C, having won their first four matches. They play Kosovo on September 4 before travelling to Austria four days later.

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England U21 squad

Goalkeepers: Brandon Austin (Tottenham), Josef Bursik (Doncaster Rovers), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich), Ben Godfrey (Norwich), Marc Guehi (Chelsea), James Justin (Leicester), Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth), Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), Jonathan Panzo (Monaco), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)

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Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Todd Cantwell (Norwich), Josh Dasilva (Brentford), Tom Davies (Everton), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Oliver Skipp (Norwich)

Forwards: Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)

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