Dyche Backs Hart For England Recall

Dyche Backs Hart For England Recall

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Joe Hart’s recent form is good enough to earn him a recall with England. Former Manchester City star Hart enjoyed a seven-year spell as the Three Lions’ undisputed number one but he was not selected for this summer’s World Cup following disappointing loan spells with Torino and West Ham.

Hart eventually left City on a permanent basis, joining Burnley this summer, and he has established himself as the number one at Turf Moor following injuries to fellow England goalkeepers Nick Pope and Tom Heaton.

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The 31-year-old was named man of the match following an impressive display in the Clarets’ 2-0 victory over Cardiff on Sunday.

Dyche believes his goalkeeper would be worthy of a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

“Gareth Southgate is someone I respect and he’ll make his own mind up about it,” Hart told talkSPORT. “The noise from the World Cup was that he wants to go into a new direction with a younger band of players and develop them, understandably.
“But I think you equally need experience.”

Dyche feels Burnley could easily have England’s three best goalkeepers within their ranks.

“I’m in a great situation at Burnley with not just Joe coming in, but with Nick Pope and season he had and then going to World Cup, and Tom Heaton, who is a fantastic goalie and professional,” Dyche added.

“That main three, when they are all fit, they are as good as England have got in my opinion.”

Southgate will name his England squad for this month’s UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain on Thursday.

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