Fans Delighted As Burnley Centre Half Gets England Reward


Gareth Southgate has now named his England team for tonight’s friendly against Italy at Wembley Stadium and Burnley centre half James Tarkowski is set to earn his first cap.

England take to the pitch at 8pm this evening and Tarkowski’s form for Burnley this season, as he manfully stepped up to replace Everton bound Michael Keane, saw him named in the group alongside teammate Nick Pope as they both received their maiden call-ups.

Tarkowski must have impressed Southgate during training as he’s been named in the starting eleven and he takes his place alongside:

Jack Butland, Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Kyle Walker, John Stone, James Tarkowski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Eric Dier, Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard

He becomes the 28th Claret in history to be capped by England and the fourth Burnley player to represent the nation since the start of 2017.

Congratulations Tarky – show them what you’re made of! A well deserved recognition for his performances through 2017/18 so far.

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  • Grimsby Claret says:

    Great news.
    I can see Tarky becoming the most capped England international while playing for Burnley.

  • cornwallclaret says:

    Played a steady game.. Very unlucky to concede the penalty, I hope it does not scupper his international future. UTC.

  • Grimsby Claret says:

    i’m sure it wont cornwall but frustrating so many times we wish we would of had VAR for penalty decisions that went against us. Then when they use it against one of our own its still controversial Tarky accidentally stood on his foot.
    But I think Tarkowski could force himself into the England team as a regular.

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