Branthwaite Minor Injury Update

Jarrad Branthwaite has withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad for their upcoming EURO qualifier to undergo planned treatment with Everton for a minor groin issue sustained in the summer while on international duty.

The 21-year-old Blues defender was called up by the young Lions for a match away to Luxembourg on Monday 11 September but it was agreed he would remain at Finch Farm for treatment with the Club’s medical staff.

Branthwaite, who has started the past two Premier League matches for Sean Dyche’s side, is expected to be fit after the current international break.