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England manager Gareth Southgate recalls Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Nick Pope has earned a recall to the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.

The Wicken-raised goalkeeper, who plays for Burnley in the Premier League, was first selected by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate in March 2018 and he went on to be a member of the travelling party for that summer's World Cup in Russia.

However, a serious shoulder sustained shortly after his return meant the 27-year-old – formerly of Bury Town – played very little football last term.

Nick Pope - Burnley. (15893724)
Nick Pope - Burnley. (15893724)

But he returned to the Burnley fold at the start of this campaign and has done enough during his three top flight outings so far to catch the eye of Southgate once again.

Pope, who attended King's Ely School and West Suffolk College, is one of three goalkeepers in the squad alongside Joe Hart and his former Burnley team-mate Tom Heaton.

England will face Bulgaria at Wembley on September 7 before taking on Kosovo at the St Mary's Stadium in Southampton three days later.

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