Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has warned young Cumbrian goalkeeper Dean Henderson he must continue to perform for the Blades - if he wants to stay in England contention.

Whitehaven-born Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United, earned his first-ever call-up into England’s senior squad on Tuesday after the withdrawal of Tom Heaton through injury.

Ahead of upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Czech Republic this evening (7.45pm kick-off) and Bulgaria on Monday, 22-year-old Henderson, who began his career at Carlisle United, is one of three goalkeepers in the squad, alongside former Carlisle loanee Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope.

Last month, Henderson made a costly error in Sheffield United’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, as he spilled Georginio Wijnaldum’s tame strike, but he bounced back on Saturday as he made two fine saves in the Yorkshire club’s goalless draw at Watford.

“Everybody knows Dean is in the frame,” Wilder told The Star. “He knows he has to do well for us.

“We know he can do well, and then, the rest takes care of itself.”

Henderson has begun a second consecutive season-long loan with the Blades, having also enjoyed loan stints at Shrewsbury, Grimsby and Stockport County.