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Brighton fullback Lamptey still weighing up international options

Brighton fullback Tariq Lamptey is still weighing up his international options.

Lampteyk, 19, made his first appearance for England under-21s against Austria earlier this month having also represented the country at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.

But Lamptey is of Ghanaian descent and their Football Association has publicly stated their aim to convince him to switch.

Asked if he has decided which country to play for, Lamptey told The Sun: "No. I'm still young so I'm just looking forward to the next game which is Manchester United and keep playing as well as possible.

"Whatever comes next, we'll see."

Asked whether the intense competition in his position for England would convince him to play for Ghana, Lamptey replied: "No.

"At the moment I'm just focused on Brighton and playing as many games as possible, keep training as hard as possible, keep playing well and keep a consistent level.

"At the end of the day, the harder I work and the more games I get in are the most important things for my development.

"What happens in the future on the international side, we'll have to wait and see."

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