Gareth Southgate picks England No.1 ahead of Russia World Cup

Date published: Monday 4th June 2018 3:45

Jordan Pickford appears to have won the race to be England’s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup after being handed the number one jersey.

The Everton stopper seemed to be in pole position as he was handed the gloves for Saturday’s warm-up victory at home to Nigeria.

Pickford, 24, has just three senior caps but has been backed by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate and now looks set to start in Russia.

Jack Butland and Nick Pope are England’s other goalkeepers for the tournament after Joe Hart, who featured in nine of the 10 qualifiers, was left out.


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