Heaton in England Nations League squad
Tom Heaton was named early this afternoon in Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad for the Nations League finals to be played in Portugal next month but there is no place for central defender James Tarkowski.
Both returned to the squad for the last games but Tarky has missed out although former Burnley centre back Michael Keane is in the squad, but Tom will be up against Jordan Pickford, the current number one, and Jack Butland for the goalkeeper’s jersey.
Heaton has played three times for England. He made is debut against Australia at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland in April 2016, coming on as a substitute for Fraser Forster. He came on for Joe Hart later that year in a friendly against Spain at Wembley and he got his first start against France iat the Stade de France in June 2017.
The hosts Portugal face Switzerland in the first semi-final before England come up against the Netherlands in the second, our game to be played on Thursday 6th June at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Giumaraes.
Win or lose, England will play again three days later either in the 3rd place play-off at the same venue or in the final which will be played at Estádio do Dragão in Porto.
Southgate will reduce the squad to 23 ahead of the trip to Portugal.
The Full Squad
Jack Butland (Stoke)
Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Ben Chilwell (Leicester)
Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Michael Keane (Everton)
Harry Maguire (Leicester)
Danny Rose (Tottenham)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
Dele Alli (Tottenham)
Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
Eric Dier (Tottenham)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Declan Rice (West Ham)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Nathan Redmond (Southampton)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)