Savage stays with Forest Green during international break

Sunday 19 March 2023 11:00

Manchester United midfielder Charlie Savage has been granted permission to remain with Forest Green Rovers during the upcoming international break, after he was called up to Wales' Under-21s squad.

The 19-year-old has been on loan at the League One side since January and scored his first-ever senior goal in their 3-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers last week.

Savage had been chosen for Wales Under-21s' upcoming friendly against Scotland, but has opted to stay with Forest Green during this period to help them fight for points in the league.

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Upon making the decision, Charlie said: "I’ve been given permission to stay with Forest Green Rovers for the upcoming international break.

"It is always an honour to be called up for your country, wearing the national team shirt is one of the best and proudest experiences you can have in football.

"I’m really enjoying my time with Forest Green and want to give everything to help us fight for points during the next two weeks and then into the remainder of the season.

"This is something that I have given a lot of consideration to, I want to repay the respect and loyalty to an incredible group of players, coaches and staff who are giving everything every day for this club.

"I want to thank the coaches and everyone at FA Wales for their understanding and I look forward to joining up with them again at the end of the season."