Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper gets England U21 call

Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Josef Bursik has been named in the England U21 squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.
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The 20-year-old joined Rovers last week on a season-long loan from Stoke City.

England U21 play in Kosovo on September 4 before travelling to play Austria four days later.

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It means Bursik will be unavailable for Rovers’ EFL Trophy clash with Bradford City at the Keepmoat on September 8.

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Bursik will join up with the squad on Monday, following what could potentially be his debut for Rovers on Saturday in the Carabao Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers.

He will compete for the starting slot for England U21s with Aaron Ramsdale - who last week joined Sheffield United from Bournemouth - and Tottenham Hotspur’s Brandon Austin.

England currently top their qualifying group having won their opening four matches.

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Bursik has yet to be capped at U21 level but has played at each of the lower age groups.


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