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Hart and Sterling confirmed out for England; Burnley’s Heaton called up

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Tom Heaton, Sam Vokes and Andre Gray of Burnley celebrate victory at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Burnley at Craven Cottage on March 8, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Tom Heaton has joined Jack Butland and Fraser Forster in England camp for high-profile friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.

That’s because the injury Joe Hart suffered in Sunday’s Manchester Derby has knocked the No. 1 ‘keeper out of camp, and opened a door for young standouts Butland and Forster.

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It’s also a great chance for Heaton, who starred in Burnley’s relegation campaign last year and this year’s increasingly likely “re-promotion”. The Clarets lead the Championship on points.

Manuel Pellegrini hinted that Hart and Raheem Sterling, who has also missed England camp with a Sunday knock, could miss 3-4 weeks.

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