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Heaton earns Cascarino praise

11th March 2019, 14:04 by Alex Jack

Former Republic of Ireland forward Tony Cascarino says he would select Burnley's Tom Heaton over Jordan Pickford for England.

Having overcome a tough spell through injury, Heaton has seen off competition from both Nick Pope and Joe Hart to regain the starting role for the Clarets at Turf Moor this season.

As Pickford has had a few high-profile errors this season, Cascarino feels the cooler temperament of Heaton is what the Three Lions need between the sticks going forward.

He told The Times: "Pickford has had an indifferent season for Everton and his No 1 spot for England must be up for grabs. Burnley’s Tom Heaton - even with his mistake against Liverpool yesterday - is a much better goalkeeper at the moment.

"I would pick him for England ahead of Pickford. The Everton man is too intense. Defenders like their goalkeepers to be calm and not get too caught up in the emotion of the game, but Pickford seems so angry - he clenches his fists and goads his team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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