Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted that he is pleased with England call-ups for three of his players. Tom Heaton and James Tarkowski were recalled to the Three Lions senior squad after their consistent performances since the turn of the year and the same was the case for Dwight McNeil, who was afforded his maiden call-up with the Under 21s.
Heaton had a forgettable year with the Clarets last term where he struggled with a shoulder problem and this witnessed his deputy Nick Pope get the nod as the third-choice keeper for England at the World Cup. However, he has managed to win over the manager during the course of the current campaign and the standout performances between the sticks have handed him a comeback with the national side.
It remains to be seen whether he could make his maiden appearance since 2017 but his call-up would surely mount the pressure on Jordan Pickford, who has looked shaky between the sticks for Everton of late. Elsewhere, Tarkowski has managed to overcome injury concerns of his own to make the squad, but he could be restricted to a bench role with John Stones, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker among the favourites for the central defensive positions.