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Aston Villa youngster Aaron Ramsey moved up to England under-21s

Villa starlet Aaron Ramsey has been moved up to the England under-21 squad after the withdrawals of Harvey Elliott and Ryan Sessegnon ahead of their clash with Kosovo.

Villa Park.
Villa Park.

The duo have returned to their clubs ahead of tonight’s opening Euro 2023 qualifying match in Milton Keynes.

Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey, younger brother of first team midfielder Jacob, has now been called up from the Under-19s.

A Football Association statement read: “Liverpool player Elliott reported for international duty with an injury sustained during his side’s recent draw against Chelsea.

“Following further assessment, it has been decided that the 18-year-old is unlikely to play any part in the forthcoming fixture against Kosovo so has returned to his club. Tottenham Hotspur player Sessegnon has also returned to his club for further assessment after picking up a knock in training.”

Tuesday’s game is Lee Carsley’s first match in charge after Friday’s friendly in Romania was called off just hours before the Young Lions were due to travel to Bucharest after two positive Covid tests.

Two Covid-19 tests from the squad and staff came back positive on Thursday and a decision was made to cancel the match.

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