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Dyche hails Heaton and Tarkowski

14th March 2019, 16:46 by Chris Rivers

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he is pleased to see Tom Heaton's and James Tarkowski's form recognised with England call-ups.

Heaton has been called up for the first time since the summer of 2017 after he sustained a serious shoulder injury that ruled him out for most of last season, while Tarkowski has twice undergone hernia surgery.

Both men have stood out in Burnley's good start to 2019 and were named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Dyche said: "I think it's another marker. Two very, very professional people doing well, particularly since Christmas with Tarky, I think his form's been very good, and Heats coming back into the side.

"I think it's good that Gareth (Southgate) has recognised him before and the top quality professional that he is. And also with Dwight McNeil getting a call-up to the Under-20s. It's great for Dwight and he continues to earn the right for those things to happen to him.

"It's good for them and good for the club to continue to be recognised at international level, not just for England. That's a big shift from when I first arrived here, that's for sure."

Heaton had to play second fiddle behind Nick Pope at the end of last season, watching his team-mate head to the World Cup instead of him, and was then usurped by Joe Hart over the first part of this campaign.

But Heaton was recalled following a 5-1 loss to Everton on Boxing Day and his return coincided with an eight-game unbeaten run.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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