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Report: Jordan Pickford called up to England following Heaton injury

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Jordan Pickford of Sunderland celebrates his sides goal during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light on September 24, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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While he likely won’t be getting any playing time, Jordan Pickford is about to get some valuable experience with the Three Lions.

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According to The Sun, England manager Gareth Southgate has called up Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to replace injury Burnley shot-stopper Tom Heaton.

Pickford was originally tabbed to join the England U-21s, however Southgate opted for the youngster to link up with the senior side as they prepare to face Slovenia on Monday.

The 22-year-old has started in five Premier League matches this season for the Black Cats, making 27 saves in the process for the relegation side.