How many Burnley players will make Gareth Southgate's England squad?

Gareth Southgate will announce his England squad for the UEFA Nations League Internationals against Iceland and Denmark on Tuesday.
James Tarkowski on his England debut against Italy in March 2018James Tarkowski on his England debut against Italy in March 2018
James Tarkowski on his England debut against Italy in March 2018

But how many Burnley players will be in it?

Nick Pope will almost certainly feature, on the back of a season where he made his first England start in the 4-0 win in Kosovo in November, in the Three Lions' final game of Euro 2020 qualifying.

On the club front, Pope earned 15 clean sheets - a Burnley record in the Premier League - and was only denied the Golden Glove on the final day of the season by Ederson of Manchester City.

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Pope will hope to have made a good case to be England's number one, with Jordan Pickford enduring a mixed season for Everton, while Dean Henderson, now back with parent club Manchester United, should complete the goalkeeping unit after another impressive campaign on loan for Sheffield United.

Pope was an ever-present for the Clarets in the Premier League, as were James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil, and Sean Dyche feels all three should be under consideration. won two caps in 2018, and was on standby for the World Cup in Russia, only to have to withdraw to have surgery.

His last cap came at Leicester City in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in September that year, and his form over the last campaign marks him down not only as a strong contender for the squad, but for one of the best performing English centre backs overall.

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One of the current first choice England centre backs Harry Maguire is also unlikely to be named tomorrow, following his arrest on the Greek island is Mykonos last week, further enhancing Tarkowski's chances.

McNeil is yet to be selected for the senior England squad, though he trained with them last March while on Under 20 duty.

Over the season, McNeil earned his first three Under 21 caps, and Dyche's thoughts on the brilliant young prospect are well known remains to be seen whether McNeil gets the nod, but those three seem the most likely, especially given Jack Cork, Ben Mee and Charlie Taylor finished the season injured.