DETERMINED Aaron Ramsdale is eager to "stamp down" his position as first-choice goalkeeper for England's under-21s.

The Cherries ace has only featured once at that level for his country before, but is expected to start between the sticks in a Euro 2021 qualifier against Turkey in Izmit this evening (6.45pm).

At 21, Ramsdale is the eldest of the three goalkeepers in Aidy Boothroyd's squad with AFC Wimbledon's Nathan Trott and Ellery Balcombe of Brentford also selected.

And having featured in every age group from under-18s upwards, Ramsdale hopes this will be the year to make his mark in the top tier below the first-team squad.

He told the Daily Echo: "I'm proud every time I get called up for England. Hopefully I can have a good crack at it this year, being it my sort of senior year in the 21s.

"Hopefully I can stamp down my place.

"I'm sure I'll go through the Leicester game (3-1 loss on Saturday) with Tim Dittmer, the goalie coach at England, just to get my mind at ease and move on and look forward to England for two weeks."

Including his one cap for the under-21s, Ramsdale has featured 20 times through the youth ranks with England.

During that time he was the starting goalkeeper for the side which won the European Under-19 Championship in 2017 alongside the likes of Mason Mount and Ryan Sessegnon.

Discussing his rise through the system with England, Ramsdale added: "I've been fortunate really. Whenever I've been called upon I've played really well and that's what I've got to try and do this season and got to try and do for Bournemouth.

"That's my aim."

Asked if he has his eyes on a spot in Gareth Southgate's senior England squad, Ramsdale said: "I think that's too far in the future for me to look at.

"I need to look at game by game.

"The England thing will come or go and if I get there then I get there. But my main focus is Bournemouth."