SAINTS skipper James Ward-Prowse has withdrawn from the England senior squad while Tino Livramento will also play no part in the under-21s upcoming games.

The club have confirmed both have been withdrawn from Three Lions camps for differing reasons.

Ward-Prowse will miss Gareth Southgate & co’s final two World Cup qualifying matches against Albania and San Marino due to illness.

Young full-back Livramento has been withdrawn from his respective squad due to an injury.

Both players took part and played a full 90 minutes against Aston Villa, during the 1-0 televised win on Friday evening, and left the pitch unscathed.

But the club’s statement reads: “Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse has been withdrawn from the latest England squad due to illness, while Tino Livramento has also been withdrawn from the England Under-21s squad due to injury.”

Livramento had been called up to both Lee Carsley's last two under-21 squads, while Ward-Prowse was looking to capitalise on his second successive call-up after missing the European Championships and September games.

The Saints captain scored the second England goal of his international career with the rebound of a penalty during victory in Andorra last time out.

Nathan Redmond was ruled out of the Premier League contest versus Aston Villa due to a positive Covid-19 test, only revealed by the club under an hour to kick-off, but it is unknown if Ward-Prowse's illness concern is related. 

The 27-year-old midfielder had been battling through stomach concerns in the early stages of this season.