Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has been named to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the next three caps.

The three lions face their first European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It starts against San Marino on Thursday March 25th before England heads to Tirana on Sunday March 28th to face Albania.

The final test will take place on Wednesday the 31st when Poland travels to Wembley.

Pope – in the absence of Jordan Pickford, who is injured – receives another call along with West Brom’s Sam Johnstone, who receives his first international call.

There is also a first appearance for Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins.

John Stones, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard all return to the roster, with Jack Grealish and James Maddison absent due to their respective injuries.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is not in the squad, nor is Jadon Sancho.

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Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United, loan from Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forward: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)