Report: Jordan Pickford called up to England following Heaton injury

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While he likely won’t be getting any playing time, Jordan Pickford is about to get some valuable experience with the Three Lions.

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According to The Sun, England manager Gareth Southgate has called up Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to replace injury Burnley shot-stopper Tom Heaton.

Pickford was originally tabbed to join the England U-21s, however Southgate opted for the youngster to link up with the senior side as they prepare to face Slovenia on Monday.

The 22-year-old has started in five Premier League matches this season for the Black Cats, making 27 saves in the process for the relegation side.