Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope starts for England against Wales at Wembley

Clarets keeper Nick Pope starts tonight’s England friendly against Wales at Wembley.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 6:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 6:46 pm
Nick Pope

Pope earns his third cap, having made his debut as a substitute against Costa Rica at Elland Road in 2018, before starting the Euro 2020 qualifier with Kosovo in Pristina last November.

But it is his first appearance for the Three Lions at Wembley, and he will be led out by former Claret Kieran Trippier, who captains the side for the first time.

Trippier, who scored England’s goal in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat against Croatia, is the 123rd man to wear the armband.

Also starting are two more players to play under Sean Dyche at Turf Moor, in Danny Ings and Michael Keane.

And Harvey Barnes of Leicester City, born in Burnley in December 1997 when father Paul was a striker with the Clarets, is on the bench.

The team is: Pope: Trippier, Saka, Gomez, Coady, Keane, Winks, Phillips, Calvert-Lewis, Ings, Grealish. Subs: Mings, D. Henderson, James, Ward-Prowse, Mount, Barnes, Maitland-Niles, Rashford, Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Pickford, Rice.