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England goalkeeper set to overlook Euro 2024 with damage

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Crystal Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is about miss Euro 2024 after being dominated out for the remainder of the season on account of damage.

The 31-year-old was pressured to depart the England squad on Sunday to be able to see a specialist, and has now been dominated out for the foreseeable after having surgical procedure on an elbow damage.

Johnstone, who has made 23 appearances for his membership this season, has 4 England caps so far. He was anticipated to be Jordan Pickford’s understudy when the squad head to Germany in the summertime.

The shot-stopper has put in some spectacular shows for the Selhurst Park membership just lately, however will now enter a restoration interval that can see him sit on the sidelines for 3 to 4 months. Fellow England worldwide Dean Henderson will exchange Johnstone between the sticks at Palace.

Everton’s Pickford has been England’s primary for some time. Regardless of a poor error in opposition to Belgium throughout latest friendlies, his place is secure.

Jordan Pickford

Pickford will characterize England at Euro 2024 / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Pickford shall be a trusted alternative on the airplane to Germany, successful 60 worldwide caps since his debut in 2017. He grew to become a nationwide hero throughout Euro 2020, aiding the workforce to the ultimate of the match.

This 12 months he’ll be hoping to go one step additional with the Three Lions by serving to them to their first main silverware since 1966.

Pickford’s closest challenger comes within the type of Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale, who has made simply 11 appearances for his membership throughout all competitions this season. Ramsdale has gotten used to his place on the bench, with the Gunners’ summer season signing David Raya successful the primary jersey below Mikel Arteta.

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