Heaton to retain place in England squad?

Sean Dyche is eagerly anticipating Sam Allardyce's first England squad announcement on Sunday.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 7:30 am
Updated Friday, 26th August 2016, 10:09 am
Tom Heaton

The Clarets boss is hoping Tom Heaton retains his place with the group after his involvement at Euro 2016, where he was third-choice keeper.

Rival Jack Butland, who was unavailable through injury in France, is again out with scar tissue damage following a fractured ankle, and likely to be unavailable for weeks, and Dyche said on his captain's hopes: "I don't know Sam's thinking on the situation, I'll be as interested to see his squad as everyone else will."

Asked whether Michael Keane and others may have a chance of breaking into the squad at some point this season, he added: "I don't know, I really don't, I haven't spoke to Sam about it, I know him generally, our paths have crossed, but we'll see the way he goes, old, new, I don't know.

"I think the Premier League enhances your chances, by handling it, doing well, games like the other day make people sit up and take notice, as a club and a team.

"I think it's a bit early for all that to be honest, our players will be showing people what they can do, rather than people knowing."