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Pickford to make England debut - with Calvert-Lewin set to join him

Gareth Southgate giving youth a chance after injuries decimated his squad

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Jordan Pickford is set to make his senior England debut against world champions Germany at Wembley tonight.

Sky Sports News claims Pickford has been given the no.1 shirt by Gareth Southgate after Jack Butland suffered a broken finger in training.

Michael Keane, a late addition to the squad, is expected to be named among the substitutes at Wembley.

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be added to the senior squad for Tuesday’s game against Brazil.

Calvert-Lewin is currently in the Ukraine with the U21 side but is expected to join up with the full squad for the first time at the start of next week.

Demarai Gray and Dominic Solanke are also set to join him, with manager Southgate having to deal with six withdrawals from his original squad.

Former U21 boss Southgate is clearly favouring blooding youngsters than turning back to senior players who have perhaps under-performed in the past.

It’s just reward for both Pickford and Calvert-Lewin, who have been rare bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for Everton so far.

It’s great to see them get international recognition and with a World Cup just round the corner, who knows where this may take them?