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Gareth Southgate makes stunning alternative to interchange injured Nick Pope in England squad

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England supervisor Gareth Southgate has referred to as Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster into his squad for the upcoming March internationals.

Newcastle United’s Nick Pope – who has saved a joint-high 12 clear sheets within the Premier League this season – was initially named within the Three Lions squad alongside Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale and Everton’s Jordan Pickford.

Nonetheless, he’ll now stay on Tyneside to endure remedy on a minor damage. The Athletic report he had undergone some remedy previous to Newcastle’s 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest on Friday, by which he accomplished the complete 90 minutes.

Southgate has opted to name Forster into the setup following a run of video games between the sticks for Spurs. Hugo Lloris has been sidelined with damage for over a month, permitting the veteran stopper to come back into the beginning XI.


Forster has put in some respectable performances for Tottenham and saved a stoppage-time penalty in final week’s 3-1 victory at house to Nottingham Forest.

He has been capped six occasions by England however has not featured for the Three Lions since 2016.

England will journey to Naples to tackle Italy earlier than returning to Wembley to face Ukraine in two Euro 2024 qualifiers this month.

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