Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pickford in Line for England Debut

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pickford in Line for England Debut

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FORMER Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford could be in line to play for England in their friendly against Germany this evening, after Jack Butland was forced to pull out of the squad with injury.

The Football Association announced last night that Stoke keeper Butland had broken his finger in training.

An FA statement added: "The goalkeeper has now returned to Stoke City to be assessed by his club's medical staff."

Butland's unfortunate omission continues a trend for England and boss Gareth Southgate, who has lost several players to injury throughout the week.

Tottenham trio Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks were joined by the likes of Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson on Tuesday.

Such is the list of players unavailable to Southgate he could put together an XI based solely on those receiving treatment.

For Butland personally, this carries unfortunate shades of a previous clash with Germany.

The 24-year-old fractured his ankle during a 2016 meeting with the Germans and missed a year of football as a result. …

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