Aaron Ramsdale in no mood to give up the gloves against Burnley after making second Sheffield United debut in Wolves defeat

Aaron Ramsdale has revealed he wants to play in every game for Sheffield United this season after his league debut for the Blades got off to the worst possible start against Wolves on Monday evening.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 5:00 pm
Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

The goalkeeper, a summer buy from relegated AFC Bournemouth, was beaten twice in the opening six minutes of United's first game of the season as Wolves ran out 2-0 winners at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wilder's men are next in action on Thursday evening, in the Carabao Cup at Burnley, where Ramsdale's No.2 Wes Foderingham could make his competitive Blades debut.

With United back in Premier League action on Monday evening, at Aston Villa, Wilder may elect to make some changes to his side, with Foderingham's fellow new players Ethan Ampadu and Oli Burke also waiting in the wings.

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But Ramsdale, a graduate of United's youth academy who missed United's last two pre-season games after being called up to the England U21 squad, is in no mood to give up the gloves.

"I want to play every single game I can," the 22-year-old admitted.

"Obviously it's out of my hands, because it's the manager's call, but if it was up to me I would play every game I can.

"That's what us footballers are brought up to do. Playing games can only build momentum and get you in the groove of things even quicker.

"So if I am called upon, I'll be raring to go.

"I want to play every game for Sheffield United this season."

Wolves arrived in South Yorkshire without playing a pre-season friendly, after their season ended only just over a month earlier, while United's own preparations were disrupted by bad weather in Dundee, injuries and a raft of international call-ups.

"We did everything we could have and are in good shape," Ramsdale added.

"We just got hit very early in the game by two goals and couldn't get back into it.

"Personally I played a lot of football in a short period, with two games away with England and a game and a half with United.

"But that's looking for excuses, and we can't make them. We just weren't good enough in the first five or six minutes, and got punished by a good team."

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